Measuring psychological constructs
FORS Guide Nº 22
Ryser, V.-A. (2023). Measuring psychological constructs. FORS Guide No. 22, Version 1.0. Lausanne: Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS. doi:10.24449/FG-2023-00022
Over the past years, psychological constructs have become increasingly important also for researchers outside the field of psychological research. This guide will provide an overview of the most used as well as the most useful psychological constructs in large scale surveys and will discuss the implications and difficulties related to psychological scales namely their length, validity, and reliability, the use of the same questionnaires across different data collection modes, as well as their translation for the Swiss context.
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