Techniques Of Attitude Scale Construction Course Content Theory
Unit I. Introduction to Concepts 1. Introduction to concept of measurement. 2. Measurement in behavioural sciences - levels of measurement. 3. Reliability and validity of measurement. 4. Techniques of attitude scale construction - types. 5. General procedure involved in scaling techniques. 6. Attitude statements and criteria of attitude statements. Unit II. The Method of Paired Comparison. 1. Rational for scaling - Thurstone's Contribution. 2. Development of the scale with the help of 'F' 'P' and 'Z' Martices. 3. Calculation of the scale values with the help of complete as well as incomplete data. 4. Test of significance and test of coefficient of consistency. 5. Coefficient of agreement. 6. Administration of the scale and scoring. Unit III. The method of Equal Appearing Intervals 1. Rational for scaling. 2. Development of the scale. 3. Sorting procedures and calculation of scale and 'Q' values. 4. Administration of the scale and scoring. Unit IV . The Method of Successive Intervals. 1. Rational for scaling. 2. Development of the scale. 3. Estimating the intervals widths. 4. Determining the scale values of the statements. 5. Internal consistency check. 6. Administration of the scale and scoring. Unit V. The Method of Summated Rating 1. Rational for scaling 2. Development and procedure 3. Selection of items 4. Interpretation of scores 5. 'T' scores and administration of the scale. Unit VI. The Scalogram Analysis 1. Rational of scale 2. Unidimensionality of the scale 3. Cornell technique and other methods of scalogram analysis. 4. Coefficient of reproduciability. 5. Scale and non-scale types 6. Administration of scale 1
Unit VII. The Scale Descrimination Technique 1. Development of this technique 2. Obtaining scale and 't' values 3. Advantages of scale descrimination technique. Practicals 1. Review of techniques and other procedures including scales developed with special reference to Extension Education research in some of the Indian Studies. 2. Home assignments to workout different scaling procedures based on the class discussion by using the hypothetical or actual data. 3. Practical exercises on how to workout or compute 1) Reliability and validity measures for test scores. 2) The method of paired comparision. 3) The method of equal appearing intervals. 4) The method of successive intervals. 5) The method of summated ratings. 6) Scalogram analysis. 7) Scale discrimination technique.