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Chapter 6

SOAN 2120 Chapter 6

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Sociology and Anthropology
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SOAN 2120
Scott Schau

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Chapter 6Indexes ScalesTypologiesIndexes vs Scales both are original measures of variablesboth rank order of units of analysis in terms of specific variables religiosity alienation socioeconomic status prejudice both based on more than 1 data itemindexconstructed by simply accumulating scores assigned to individual indicators ie measure prejudice by adding up the number of prejudiced statements each respondent agreed with scaleconstructed by assigning scores to patterns of responses recognizing that some items reflect a relatively weak degree of the variable while others reflect something stronger ie women are different from men is weak evidence of sexism Index Construction Item Selectionselecting items for a composite index created to measure a variableFace Validity the logical validityUnidimensionality a composite measure should represent only one dimension of a concept General or Specific in general your attempting to measure may have many nua
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