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Scale Construction and Development - Online Course

A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Deborah Bandalos
Course Dates: Ask about upcoming dates
Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom. All times are ET (New York time).

10:00am-12:30pm (convert to your local time) Thursday-Saturday
1:30pm-4:00pm Thursday, 1:30pm-3:30pm Friday & Saturday

Multiple-item scales designed to measure attitudes, opinions, personality, and other attributes are ubiquitous in today’s world, and are widely used in making hiring decisions, assessing student, customer, and employee satisfaction, conducting needs assessments and program evaluations, and in research projects. Those involved in such activities often have little knowledge of how to effectively develop and evaluate the scales they need. This knowledge is crucial because data obtained from these scales are only as good as the scales themselves. Scales that are not well developed often yield data that are not usable for the intended purpose.

This workshop is designed to give you the concepts and tools to develop attitude, personality, opinion, or other noncognitive scales for any of the purposes just described.

Starting September 29, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. Each day will consist of two lecture sessions which include hands-on exercises, separated by a 1-hour break. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

*We understand that finding time to participate in livestream courses can be difficult. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously. 

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions.

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"The seminar was very insightful and demystified the myth attached to scale construction and development."

“The seminar was very insightful and demystified the myth attached to scale construction and development. The fact that no previous knowledge was assumed places all participants at par at the beginning of the seminar. Great seminar!” 

Jonathan Annan

Strathmore University 

“I liked everything about this course."

“All the materials were great! I learned a new analysis which is bifactor. I liked everything about this course.” 

Khaled Alkherainej

Kuwait University