Create a questionnaire or survey appropriate for your sample.
Present your data in one of the appropriate general response types: rating, ranking, categorization, or sorting.
Classify your findings in order of power: nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio. Do not discuss your analysis at this time.
Validity is more critical to measurement than reliability. A valid measurement is reliable, but a reliable measurement may not be valid. Do you agree with these statements? Explain your answer. Provide examples to support your rationale.
What are some critical decisions involved in selecting an appropriate measurement scale? How do these decisions influence the research design?
What is the importance of pretesting questions and instruments? What are risks of not doing this? Provide an example.
How do question content and wording, response strategy, and preliminary analysis planning affect question construction? Provide examples of questions that were positively and negatively influenced by these elements.