Methodological issues and strategies in scale development. Chapter uri icon


  • emphasizes methodological issues and strategies in scale developmentextending beyond initial construction to include evaluation and revision of the initial measurement device / focuses on measurement techniques in which (1) the individual is presented with structured verbal stimuli . . . ; (2) response alternatives are restricted to a structured, finite domain readily lending themselves to quantitative scaling; and (3) responses to individual test stimuli are combined quantitatively to provide some composite index of a clinically or theoretically relevant construct begins with brief consideration of assumptions underlying structured assessment measures and their historical role in marital and family therapy research / [examine] strategies for generating an item pool and deriving initial scales / methodological issues related to investigations of reliability and validity are presented as ongoing processes critical to scale development / data-analytical models underlying interpretive guidelines and special issues regarding computer-based interpretive systems are discussed (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

author list (cited authors)

  • Snyder, D. K., & Rice, J. L.

complete list of authors

  • Snyder, DK||Rice, JL

editor list (cited editors)

  • D. H. Sprenkle S. M. Moon.

Book Title

  • Research methods in family therapy

publication date

  • January 1996