Construct development and scale creation

Part I: Construct Development and Scale Creation

Choose a psychological construct you would like to measure.

Create an operational definition of your construct using at least three peer-reviewed journal articles as references.

Select and list five items used to sample the domain.

Select the method of scaling (nominal, ordinal, etc.) appropriate for the domain. Justify why you selected the scaling method you did.

Format the items into an instrument with which you would query respondents. Justify whether this is an interview or self-report instrument.

Part II: Analysis and Justification

Write a 1,050to 1,400-word analysis of how you developed your instrument.

Describe how you would norm this instrument and which reliability measures you would use. Answer the following questions:

A· How many people would you give it to?

A· What characteristics would your respondents have?

A· To whom would the instrument be generalized?

Describe how you would establish validity, the methods you used for item selection, and how item selection will be evaluated.

Label your word processing file using your first initial, a space, and your last name (e.g., my word processing file would be labeled: A Hernandez).

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