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How to construct a regional severity index or riskiness score?

I have a set of regional variables for stroke that measures outcomes region wise. For example regional mortality for all ages for stroke, regional mortality for stroke for age group 65 to 75, regional ...
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How do I conduct moderation using composite variables

I am running a few moderation analyses using a hierarchical multiple regression. All my variables are composites of parent and child versions of each scale. I created the composites by adding the ...
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How to create a composite of several variables without throwing information away

I want to create an index as a composite of several variables. It was recommend to me to use PCA. However, PCA discards too much information - essentially throwing away several of the variables in ...
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calculation of composite scores from factor analysis

We're designing a survey where we ask students to indicate their level of agreement (likert scale 1 - Strongly agree....5 - Strongly disagree. We ran factor analysis on the data and obtained 4 ...
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How to create item parcels for a factor that is not unidimensional?

This is follow-up question by "How to create item parcels in SPSS Amos?" My question is how to create item parcels for a factor that is not a unidimensional. Several articles have mentioned that ...
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Creating a composite score out of a set of categorical variables

I am running an experiment that has a set of categorical variables (yes/no responses). If I wanted to reduce these categorical variables into a single score (e.g. a summed score/average score). Is ...
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Any Statistical Benefit of Using Composite Scores?

I know composites gives an overall assessment of multiple tests. But is there any statistical benefits to using composites? I have noticed in my composite scores, the composite turned out to be ...
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Composite Scores and Standardized Composite Scores t test

I have a set of survey data related to 20 survey questions. Each of these questions represent a variable (Q1, Q2,......
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Combining four factor scores into one composite scale

Is it possible to use exploratory factor analysis to extract four factors, and then combine these four factors (i.e. the factor scores for each observation) into a composite scale?
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How to rank criteria based on survey response?

I have made a survey to weight the importance of different features of a credit card using a 5 point Likert scale with scores (very important = 5...neither important or unimportant = 1). I have 8 ...
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Can you create a composite score (e.g. index) out of scales that form a mediated model?

I have a mediated model of decision making with three elements - values, attitudes and intentions. The relationship between values and intentions is mediated by attitudes. Each element is measured ...
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Interaction Term Insignificant but Composite Variable Significant

I have 4 latent variables each with 3-7 indicators. I created a composite for each variable by summing the data and then mean-centering (variables have some collinearity issues, highly related). ...
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Can I combine several ordinal questions to create an index and/or composite measure?

I am using a survey that contains several questions about various dimensions of performance for policy research institutes. Here, performance in the policy arena is unpacked into things like: ...
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SEM or path analysis: Latent vars with individual items as indicators, or composite scores as observed vars?

I am unsure which analysis is more appropriate out of path analysis or SEM (Structural equation modelling). I am looking at the relationships between a number of variables which have been measured by ...
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Can I create a composite scale with Likert and non-Likert scale data?

I would like to create a composite scale for different attitudes by calculating the mean score from different items on a questionnaire. Most of the items use Likert scales however some of the items ...
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Small sample, many variables

I am working on some applied research. I have a small non-random sample ($n=90$), and many variables $>50$ IVs (mix of nominal, ordinal, interval) and 6DVs. The data collection instrument itself ...
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What factors do I have to consider when deciding if creating a composite score using four t-scores is defensible psychometrically?

Edit: I've conducted an item analysis on four variables - two quizzes and two psychological attributes, namely emotional intelligence and happiness. Its a within-subject design with students as ...
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Correct Analysis of Likert score (Product of two Likert scales)?

I have two Likert scale questions measuring perception of risk (Severity & Probability). For example: What kind of injury is caused by falling from a height of ten feet? no injuries slight ...
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error variance calculations for reliability analysis of a composite metric in HLM

I am trying to determine how to obtain within-group variance for a composite measure based on a set of (weighted) proportions. I have 50 groups being compared on 8 proportion measures, with 4 ...
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How to create a composite variable to use as a response variable?

I am a student doing my master's thesis and I have a question regarding my study. I am working with country data for 25 countries and I am looking into cultural values, attitudes and ...
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How do you treat 'don't know' answers for a composite likert scale?

I'd like to create a composite item from variables with the following scale: strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree or disagree, agree, strongly agree and don't know. I was going to code the ...
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Are composite variables (eg. a score) valid to perfom a SEM in AMOS?

I have a resilience scale with 11 items (observed variables), from which I calculated the mean to get a "resilience score" (what would usually be an unobserved variable or latent construct in SEM ...
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Is it typical for group means of composite z-scores to have means with values of the same magnitude but opposite signs?

I developed a composite score by converting four items to z-scores, then I summed up the z-scores to form a composite measure. However, when I've calculated means to compare finding for two ...
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Can you use composite z-scores in a repeated measures t-test?

Can you use composite z-scores to perform a t-test. If so, can you use a composite z-scores in a repeated measures t-test?
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Computation of composite score or summed score from Likert scale

I am proposing a survey for my research proposal in speech therapy. There is a set of guidelines that speech therapists are supposed to follow, so that all questions are conceptually related - so that ...
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Composite variable from Likert items

I have six 5-point Likert items (1-Strongly Disagree, 2-Disagree, 3-Neither agree or disagree, 4-Agree, 5-Strongly Agree) which are related to my dependent variable. I sum the six variables which ...
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Advice on scientifically sound scale construction

I've been given a set of 20 Likert-items (ranging from 1-5, sample size n = 299) within the field of organizational research. The items are intended to measure a latent concept which is ...
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How do I combine two outcome measures from two different questionnaires into one variable?

I have been asked by a journal editor to combine two separate measures of child disruptive behaviour into one variable. One meaure is parent rated and is from the 36-item Eyberg Child Behaviour ...
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Should the distribution of composite scores be normally distributed?

Should the distribution of composite scores be normal (bell curve)? The composite scores that I have developed is from a weighting of their separate components. The component scores are in response ...
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How to assess the reliability of a composite scores?

Following my earlier question here, is there a quick way (using Excel or SPSS) to ascertain/calculate the reliability of composite scores. Reliability in this case is for me to say confidently (i.e. ...
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References for creating neuropsychological composite scores

I am a doctoral student in clinical neuropsychology, and am in the process of creating z-unit weighted composite scores based on a battery of ability tests (i.e., attention/executive functions ...
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What is the best way of weighing cardinal scores and Likert scale scores to create a composite score?

I can't thank the experts enough for their clarifications. One final question following my earlier posts on forming coomposite variables here, here, and here. If I have measured some variables as ...
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Is subjective weighting acceptable to create composites for correlation analysis?

Following on from my related questions on weighting scales at multiple levels and differences between indexes and composites, I have two composite scores, X and Y. Both have been constructed through ...
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Is there a difference between an index score and a composite score?

Following on from my previous question on forming scale scores, my sample has 100 people who have answered 10 likert scale questions each on two academic subjects: Maths and English. The likert ...
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How do I weigh several variables at two levels to create an overall composite variable score?

Context I am trying to find the correlation between two latent variables. Let's call them A and B. A has two dimensions. Let's call them Dimension 1 and 2. B also has two dimensions. Let's call ...
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How to form a meaningful statistical indicator to reflect user interaction with a website

A given user can interact in multiple ways with a website. Let's simplify a bit and say say a user can: Post a message Comment a message "like" something on the website via Facebook (after that we ...
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AVE & composite reliability with SPSS

I have some issues with an exploratory factor analysis. Can anybody please tell me how to calculate the Average Variance Extracted (AVE) and the Composite Reliability from two factors, each with ...
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How to create one score from a mixed set of positive and negative variables?

I have 3,000 observations (administrative communities) characterized by five variables. Four of them work in the direction 'the more, the worse' and one goes in the opposite. I'd like to create one ...