The functioning of central categories Middle Level and Sometimes in graded response scales: Does the label matter?
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The functioning of central categories Middle Level and Sometimes in graded response scales: Does the label matter?

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The functioning of central categories Middle Level and Sometimes in graded response scales: Does the label matter?

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dc.contributor.author Hernández, Ana
dc.contributor.author Espejo Tort, Begoña
dc.contributor.author González Romá, Vicente
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-13T07:44:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-13T07:44:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/39123
dc.description.abstract The present study evaluates the extent to which central categories explicitly labeled as being in the middle of the other response categories, specifically Middle Level and Sometimes, function as expected according to the integer scoring system. The assumptions are tested by means of Bock's Nominal Model in two 5-response scales. Results show that the assumption of the ordering of the response categories is met for all the items. The ordering of thresholds is satisfied for all but one item with the central category Middle Level . Results are compared with those obtained when middle categories are not explicitly labeled as being in the middle of the other response categories, as in the case of Not Sure , Undecided or?
dc.language.iso spa
dc.relation.ispartof Psicothema, 2006, vol. 18, num. 2, p. 300-306
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Hernández, Ana Espejo Tort, Begoña González-Romá, Vicente 2006 The functioning of central categories Middle Level and Sometimes in graded response scales: Does the label matter? Psicothema 18 2 300 306
dc.subject Tests psicològics
dc.title The functioning of central categories Middle Level and Sometimes in graded response scales: Does the label matter?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2014-10-13T07:44:46Z
dc.identifier.idgrec 029467

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