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Introduction

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/9780199231881.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter presents the rationale for developing scales, and why they must be reliable and valid. It also gives a general overview of the organization of the book as a whole.


Introduction and Overview

Neil Abell, David W. Springer, and Akihito Kamata

in Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195333367
eISBN:
9780199864300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333367.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This introductory chapter overviews the history of construct conceptualization and measurement, emphasizing events and debates in social work illustrating broader trends in the social and behavioral ... More


Issues and Examples of Intranational Research

Tony Tripodi and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi

in International Social Work Research: Issues and Prospects

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195187250
eISBN:
9780199864850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187250.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents examples of intranational research as defined in Chapter 4. Five studies are described. The studies include research pertaining to immigrants and refugees from Korea, Iraq, ... More


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

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book covers in detail how to develop a measurement scale: a questionnaire or instrument, with specific applications in health sciences. Its organization follows the steps developers will go ... More


Key Concepts in Measurement

Brian E. Perron and David F. Gillespie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855483
eISBN:
9780190235963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855483.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study so, ideally, the labels accurately represent the ... More


Ethical Considerations in Death Penalty Assessments

David DeMatteo, Daniel C. Murrie, Natalie M. Anumba, and Michael E. Keesler

in Forensic Mental Health Assessments in Death Penalty Cases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195385809
eISBN:
9780199895311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385809.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter provides an ethical context for forensic mental health professionals in death penalty cases. It discusses the ethical codes applicable to psychologists and psychiatrists, both generally ... More


The Quantitative Assessment of Neighborhood Social Environments

Stephen W. Raudenbush

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

As interest in the social sciences and public health increasingly turns to the integration of individual, family, and neighborhood processes, a potential mismatch arises in the quality of measures. ... More


The Theoretical and Technical Foundations of Health Measurement

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces the field of health measurement, tracing its historical evolution and describing its foundations in psychophysics, psychometrics, and econometrics. It reviews technical ... More


Assessing Early Childhood Development

Marc H. Bornstein and Jennifer E. Lansford

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Policymakers and practitioners use assessments of early childhood development (ECD) to guide decisions regarding allocation of resources, interventions for children, and national policies. It is ... More


Methods to Evaluate Competency and Enhance Quality Assurance Internationally and Across Professions

Sandra Greenberg and I. Leon Smith

in Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306088
eISBN:
9780199847471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306088.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Various professions have created models with the theory in mind that the assessment of professional competency will enhance the quality assurance and conduct of professional practice. The ... More


Measuring the Intelligence of Everything

José Hernández-Orallo and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0031
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue comprising seven widely diverse sections, José Hernández-Orallo, specialist in AI, reflects on a variety of topics surrounding Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI): ... More


Processes: Algorithmic Personality: The Informatics of Psychological Traits, 1917–1937

Colin Koopman

in How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626444
eISBN:
9780226626611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626611.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The central argument of How We Became Our Data is that for the past one hundred years we have been organized by a politics of data within which control is exerted by the many formats of our ... More


Introduction

Brian E. Perron and David F. Gillespie

in Key Concepts in Measurement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199855483
eISBN:
9780190235963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855483.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study so, ideally, the labels accurately represent the ... More


Psychometrics and Psychological Tests

Steven J. Osterlind

in The Error of Truth: How History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831600
eISBN:
9780191869532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831600.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter is devoted to describing the notables of psychometrics and psychological testing and how their efforts contributed to quantification. By this point, quantification is decidedly moving ... More


The Remarkable Story

Steven J. Osterlind

in The Error of Truth: How History and Mathematics Came Together to Form Our Character and Shape Our Worldview

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831600
eISBN:
9780191869532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831600.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter introduces the extraordinary story of “quantification,” the perception of seeing things—both the everyday and the extraordinary—through the lens of quantifiable events (i.e., via odds, ... More


The Wizard of Oil: Abraham James, the Harmonial Wells, and the Psychometric History of the Oil Industry

Rochelle Raineri Zuck

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines how early publicity appropriated spiritualist themes to legitimize the fledgling oil industry by focusing on the exploits of the medium-turned-oilman Abraham James. It shows ... More


Fundamental Measurement, Sensation Differences, and the British Controversy on Psychological Measurement, 1910–1940

Ivan Moscati

in Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199372768
eISBN:
9780199372805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372768.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Like chapter 1, chapter 4 broadens the narrative beyond utility measurement and reconstructs the discussions of measurement that took place in physics, philosophy, and psychology between 1910 and ... More


Optimizing Differences Between Groups Is Important: Examples from Applied Settings

Paul D. Bliese, Eliza W. Wicher, and Dhuha Abdulsalam

in Employee Surveys and Sensing: Challenges and Opportunities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190939717
eISBN:
9780190939748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939717.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Firms rely on aggregate responses from engagement survey data in order to differentiate between teams of direct reports under specific managers, divisions, business units, etc. In this chapter, the ... More


New Statistical Methods Inspired by Data Collected from Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research

Anne Buu and Runze Li

in Alcohol Use Disorders: A Developmental Science Approach to Etiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190676001
eISBN:
9780190676032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676001.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter provides a nontechnical review of new statistical methodology for longitudinal data analysis that has been published in statistical journals in recent years. The methodology has ... More


Developing Sign Language Measurements for Research With Deaf Populations

Jon Henner, Robert Hoffmeister, and Jeanne Reis

in Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, and Considerations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190455651
eISBN:
9780190686178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455651.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Limited choices exist for assessing the signed language development of deaf and hard of hearing children. Over the past 30 years, the American Sign Language Assessment Instrument (ASLAI) has been one ... More


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