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More is not always better: Unpacking the cognitive process underlying introspective psychological measurement

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
For decades, psychometricans have measured non-cognitive constructs with little attention paid to the underlying cognitive processes of response. Previous advancement in psychometrics suggests that traditional cognitive oriented approaches may, in fact, yield construct deficiency and spurious results when applied to non-cognitive measurement. This thesis highlights the importance of specifying an ideal point response process for non-cognitive measurement and empirically demonstrates that an ideal point response processes undergirds self-reported personality and attitude measurement. Furthermore, this thesis also advances current understanding on the limitations of ideal point assumptions by exploring the moderating effects of various individual differences in motivation and ability.
Title: More is not always better: Unpacking the cognitive process underlying introspective psychological measurement.
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Name(s): Lapalme, Matthew, Author
Wang, Wei, Committee Chair
Fritzsche, Barbara, Committee Member
Jentsch, Florian, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: For decades, psychometricans have measured non-cognitive constructs with little attention paid to the underlying cognitive processes of response. Previous advancement in psychometrics suggests that traditional cognitive oriented approaches may, in fact, yield construct deficiency and spurious results when applied to non-cognitive measurement. This thesis highlights the importance of specifying an ideal point response process for non-cognitive measurement and empirically demonstrates that an ideal point response processes undergirds self-reported personality and attitude measurement. Furthermore, this thesis also advances current understanding on the limitations of ideal point assumptions by exploring the moderating effects of various individual differences in motivation and ability.
Identifier: CFE0006223 (IID), ucf:51074 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-08-01
M.S.
Sciences, Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): cognitive process -- item response theory -- ideal point model -- non-cognitive measurement
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006223
Restrictions on Access: public 2016-02-15
Host Institution: UCF

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