Commonly Used Research Measurement Scales


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What is psychological measurement?

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1. Who was a pioneer of psychological measurement?

2. Which scale is a common psychological measure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of five fundamental psychological methods of measurement, including one developed by Louis Leon Thurstone. You'll be tested on their designs, how they work, and what they measure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will get you familiar with the following:

  • Psychological measurement
  • Semantic Differential Scale
  • Guttman Scale

Skills Practiced

You will sharpen the following skills using these materials:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the differences between these five research methods
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of psychological measurement design
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine results of a questionnaire based on these scales in a different light

Additional Learning

Become more familiar with these techniques in the corresponding lesson Commonly Used Research Measurement Scales. You will learn how to:

  • Design a questionnaire using the Likert Scale
  • Discuss what someone's answers to the Bogardus Social Distance Scale say about them
  • Debate the effectiveness of the Semantic Differential Scale
  • Interpret the results of a survey designed using the Guttman Scale