• Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • 7- -page paper that includes the following:
    • The levels of measurement that will be important for your study and why.
    • How you will ensure content validity, empirical validity, and construct validity for your study. If any of these types of validity do not apply to your plan, provide a rationale.
    • How you will ensure reliability for the measurement in your study.
    • The strengths and limitations of the measurement instrument you have selected in terms of reliability and validity.
    • Which scale is appropriate for you to use for your plan and why.
    • A justification of how you know your scale is reliable and valid. If you can’t find reliability and validity for your scale, describe how you would demonstrate that the scale is reliable and valid.
    • What test is appropriate for your plan, and whether it is norm or criterion referenced.
    • What population is used for the scale and test (see Week 5 Discussion).
    • At least 10 references to the literature to support your choices and rationales.




  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    • Chapter 18, “Index Construction and Scaling Methods” (pp. 414–415, 422–431)

      Pages 414–415 and 422–431 of Chapter 18 introduce a more sophisticated method for measurement by using scales. This information will be used in this week’s Discussion and Application.


And 9 Other references.