PSYCHOMETRIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNIT-OF-ANALYSIS PROBLEM (WITH EXAMPLES FROM THE MEASUREMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE)

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  • Responsibility for this work remains solely with the author. But an acknowledgement is due the staff at IDEA, many of whom have helped me grapple with the issues raised in this paper. Special thanks are due Jerry Engstrom and Mitch Nides who served as sounding boards for many of the ideas expressed herein and who gathered together and helped synthesize the relevant climate literature. I also wish to thank Lee Cronbach, Tom Knapp, Leigh Burstein, Noreen Webb and Lorrie Shepard for their valuable comments on this and earlier drafts of the manuscript. The current article is a substantially condensed version of an IDEA technical report with the same title.

SIROTNIK, KENNETH A. Address: Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Title: Research Specialist. Degrees: B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Specialization: Measurement, Statistics, Evaluation.

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