The SAGE Handbook of Measurement
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The SAGE Handbook of Measurement



© 2010 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Sage Handbook of Measurement is a unique methodological resource in which Walford, Viswanathan and Tucker draw together contributions from leading scholars in the social sciences, each of whom has played an important role in advancing the study of measurement over the past 25 years. Each of the contributors offers insights into particular measurement related challenges they have confronted and how they have addressed these.

Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of measurement, so that the handbook as a whole covers the full spectrum of core issues related to design, method and analysis within measurement studies. The book emphasises issues such as indicator generation and modification, the nature and conceptual meaning of measurement error, and the day-to-day processes involved in developing and using measures.

The Handbook covers the full range of disciplines where measurement studies are common: policy studies; education studies; health studies; and business studies.

Eric Tucker, Madhu Viswanathan and Geoffrey Walford
Reflections on Social Measurement: How Social Scientists Generate, Modify, and Validate Indicators and Scales
PART ONE: METHODS FOR DATA COLLECTION
Surveys, Tests, and Observational Scales  
Aniruddha Das and Edward O Laumann
How to get Valid Answers from Survey Questions: What we Learned from Asking about Sexual Behavior and the Measurement of Sexuality
Howard T Everson
The SAT : Design Principles and Innovations of a Quintessential American Social Indicator
Norbert Schwarz
Measurement as Cooperative Communication: What Research Participants Learn from Questionnaires
Elena Soucacou and Kathy Sylva
Developing Observation Instruments and Arriving at Inter-rater Reliability for a Range of Contexts and Raters: The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales
Linda Darling-Hammond, Jack Dieckmann, Ed Haertel, Rachel Lotan, Xiaoxia Newton, Sandy Philipose, Eliza Spang, Ewart Thomas, and Peter Williamson
Studying Teacher Effectiveness: The Challenges of Developing Valid Measures
Kent B Monroe, Nancy M Ridgway and Monika Kukar-Kinney
Identifying Consumers' Compulsive Buying Tendencies: Lessons Learned for Measuring Consumer-related Phenomena
PART TWO: THE CONTEXT OF MEASUREMENT
Comparative, Cultural, Linguistic, and International Dimensions of Measurement  
Jamal Abedi
Linguistic Factors in the Assessment of English Language Learners
A Timothy Church
Measurement Issues in Cross-cultural Research
Louis Tay, Sang Eun Woo, Jennifer Klafehn and Chi-yue Chiu
Conceptualizing and Measuring Culture: Problems and solutions
David Phillips
International Comparisons of Educational Attainment: Purposes, Processes, and Problems
Measurement Across Time and Space  
Roger Bakeman
Reflections on Measuring Behavior: Time and the Grid
Briana Mezuk and William W Eaton
Approaches to Measuring Multi-dimensional Constructs across the Life-course: Operationalizing Depression over the Lifespan
Bill Hillier and Noah Raford
Description and Discovery in Socio-spatial Analysis: The Case of Space Syntax
PART THREE: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES IN MEASUREMENT
Minimizing Measurement Error  
Madhu Viswanathan
Understanding the Intangibles of Measurement in the Social Sciences
Eric Tucker
Towards a More Rigorous Scientific Approach to Social Measurement: Considering a Grounded Indicator Approach to Developing Measurement Tools
Theorisation of Constructs  
Remo Ostini
Measuring Conceptualizations of Morality: Or How to Invent a Construct and Measure it too
Robert Walker, Mark Tomlinson and Glenn Williams
The Problem with Poverty: Definition, Measurement and Interpretation
Critical and Ethical Perspectives  
Martin Bulmer and Josephine Ocloo
Ethical Issues in Social Measurement
Stephen Gorard
Measuring is More than Assigning Numbers
Martyn Hammersley
Is Social Measurement Possible, and is it Necessary?
PART FOUR: THE REAL WORLD PRACTICE OF MEASUREMENT
Sensitive Issues and the Difficult to Measure  
Will Tucker and Ross Cheit
Sensitive Issues and the Difficulty to Measure: The Case of Measuring Child Sexual Abuse
David J Bartholomew
Indirect Measurement
Improving the Practice of Measurement  
Brian Wansink
Increasing the Measurement Accuracy of Consumption Intentions
Ujwal Kayande
Making Applied Measurement Effective and Efficient
John J McArdle
Contemporary Challenges of Longitudinal Measurement Using HRS Data
Veronica Nyhan Jones and Michael Woodcock
Measuring the Dimensions of Social Capital in Developing Countries
Administrative and Secondary Data and Performance Measurement  
Marc Riedel
The Use of Administrative Data to Answer Policy Questions: Secondary Data on Crime and the Problem with Homicide
Sean Mulvenon
Assessing Performance of School Systems: The Measurement and Assessment Challenges of NCLB

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