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Assessing Measurement Equivalence Assessing Measurement Equivalence

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

In comparative research — whether it is cross-cultural, cross-national, or multigroup comparison — the assumption of measurement equivalence is crucially important. If nonequivalent measures were ... More


A Proposal for a Scientific Metaphysics

Michael Morris

in The Good and the True

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239444
eISBN:
9780191679919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239444.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The condition of factual equivalence for reduction determines what it is for two expressions for the same object, property, or fact. Informative metaphysical explanations cannot be conceptual ... More


Devising the items

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the various sources of items for constructing scales: focus groups, interviews with patients and clinicians, clinical observation, theory, research, and expert opinion. It then ... More


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