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Map a normal distribution N(x,s) to an ordinal response variable

I am working on a simulation. I am going to extract a series of normally distributed values from a distribution N(x,s) whose mean x and variance s is known. I want to pretend that such distribution ...
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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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How to transform ordinal data from questionnaire into proper interval data?

Are there any straightforward methods of transforming ordinal level data into interval level (just as there are for doing it the other way round)? And performable in Excel or SPSS? Having the data, ...
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Using Rasch model to explain relationships between a set of dependent and independent variables

My research study is in development economics. My data consist of more than one independent variables (continuous and categorical) as well as more than one dependent variables (categorical 5-point ...
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Testing the importance of an item among a finite set of items

Consider the following survey question: Q: How would you classify the importance for you of the following 5 items: A B C D E Assign to each item a number ...