On the Danger of Using Too Few Points in a Rating Scale: A Test of Validity

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser ((1986). "On the Danger of Using too few Points in a Rating Scale: A Test of Validity." Journal of Data Collection, 26(2), 60-63.

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Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Date Written: September 29, 1986

Abstract

The authors investigate the question of the optimal number of points to use on a rating scale using validity as the major criterion for comparison. In the reported study, perhaps surprisingly, the results suggest that the 11-point rating scale may be the best performer.

Keywords: rating scale, optimal number of points, validity, measurements

JEL Classification: L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser, On the Danger of Using Too Few Points in a Rating Scale: A Test of Validity (September 29, 1986). Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser ((1986). "On the Danger of Using too few Points in a Rating Scale: A Test of Validity." Journal of Data Collection, 26(2), 60-63.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333162

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