A binomial latent trait model for the study of Likert‐style attitude questionnaires

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A binomial logistic latent trait model for attitude items constructed and scored in the Likert tradition is proposed. Unconditional maximum‐likelihood estimates for subject and item parameters are examined and the model is applied to both simulated and real data. Advantages for data analyses which accrue from having an explicit model for Likert questionnaires are considered with one particular feature being a ready disclosure as to whether or not the neutral category functions as is expected. 1978 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-98
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

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