THE GALILEO SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT: PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE FOR PRECISION, STABILITY, AND EQUIVALENCE TO TRADITIONAL MEASURES

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This paper presents the elements of a theory of measurement for communication and cognitive processes, along with specific operationalization of rules and procedures. Longitudinal data taken from a large sociology department are presented to illustrate the use of the method and show its relationship to commonly used procedures. These data show that the new procedures provide scales whose precision of measurement exceeds typical practice while at the same time saving considerable time and effort.

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