In my experience, people agree more on 'weekly', 'daily' and have a wider band
of definitions for 'seldom', 'often'. When I first started out doing SNA I
used a scale like 'seldom', 'often', etc. and found that people often didn't
agree on seldom! ;-) Some thought seldom was 1-2 per year others thought is
was 1-2 per week. At least the calendar-related terms have a specific
definition in western cultures.
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Doug Rush wrote:
> Are there any studies that have compared different types of response scales?
> For example, do people respond differently, more accurately, etc. to a
> Likert response scale such as very seldom, seldom, somewhat often, often,
> very often vs. a scale using High, Medium and Low, Very Low, for example,
> daily, weekly, monthly, yearly?
> Are the more qualitative scales using very seldom, seldom, etc. "better"
> than the more quantitative ones like daily, weekly, etc.?
> Doug Rush
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> Aventis Pharmaceuticals
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