GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Measurement and Methodology-Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence Study Material (Page 9 of 17)

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Rating Scales: Problems with Rating Scales


Rating scales is a technique through which the researcher categorizes the objects, events, or persons on a series of continuous numerals.

Rating scale has two components:

  • Response Options: This component of a rating scale is used to discriminate between responses for example, In a forced choice scale, (also called ipsative measure) respondents compare two or more desirable options and pick the one, which is most effectively just having two response options to discriminate between two objects. On the other hand, measures using Likert-type scales, allow respondents choose the score (e. g. 1 to 5) which best represents the degree to which they agree with a given statement, allo

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Rating Scales: Types of Rating Scales


Types of Rating Scales

  • Graphic Rating Scale: Discussed below
  • Itemized Rating Scales: Such rating scales are reliable, have distinctions in items, objectivity, exactness and quality. They are discussed below
  • Likert Scale (Summated Ratings)
  • Semantic Differential Scale (Osgo

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