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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2014

01-02-2014 | Original Paper

On Scales of Measurement in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Beyond: Where Smitty Went Wrong

Auteur: Domenic V. Cicchetti

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2014

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Abstract

The author examined critically three beliefs of S.S. Stevens pertaining to his quadripartite system of scales of measurement: (1) There are four scales of measurement in common usage (2) These scales and the scientific disciplines that use them can be incrementally graded for levels of reliability and validity or accuracy such that: Nominal scale variables produce the lowest levels of reliability and accuracy; with successively improving levels for Ordinal, Equal Interval, and Equal Ratio scales; and (3) The scale upon which a variable is measured determines the type of statistical test that one is permitted to apply. It was shown that each of the three beliefs is fundamentally flawed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
On Scales of Measurement in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Beyond: Where Smitty Went Wrong
Auteur
Domenic V. Cicchetti
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2014
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1486-z

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