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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct a forced-choice rating scale for evaluating students' opinions of college instructors. The scale constructed consists of 20 tetrads, or groups of 4 statements descriptive of instructors. These statements were chosen so that a pair of favorable items, both appearing to be equally favorable, and a pair of unfavorable items, both appearing to be equally unfavorable, make up each tetrad. From each tetrad the rater must choose the item most characteristic and the item least characteristic of the ratee. The reason for choosing items in this manner can be seen in Sisson's statement of the basic assumptions underlying the forced-choice method, which was used in rating Army officers.

Publication Date

1950

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

57

Issue

1

First Page

399

Last Page

406

Copyright

© Copyright 1950 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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