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Kelly Lok
19 February 2020
scale for a questionnaire for the elderly

Can I make a new scale for a questionnaire for the elderly?

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Kelly Lok
18 February 2020

Thank you!

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N.C.L
18 February 2020

Yes, it takes some time and effort to validate a scale comprehensively, see if you have enough time to do so.

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Kelly Lok
18 February 2020

Wow, that is a lot of new knowledge for me! Thank you very much for explaining it so clearly to me! I will explore these methods and see if it is possible to develop a new scale, there seems to be a lot of steps.

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Christy Ng
18 February 2020

Also, I think you need to run some data such as calculating the Cronbach’s alpha to give you more information on the validity of a scale. Some more advanced scale development/validation analysis methods include the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). You probably need some data analysis software to help you do this.

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N.C.L
18 February 2020

Yes, there are many steps in developing a good quality scale. Doing a literature review is a good place to start. You can also think about doing focus group interviews to help you extract themes and develop your scale items. Pilot testing will also help you see whether elderly understands your questionnaire and that the items are not confusing to them. You can find some experts in the field to have a look at your scale for face validity.

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Christy Ng
18 February 2020

Do some literature review first? And decide what you want to measure and how others have measured that construct before.

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Kelly Lok
18 February 2020

I see, any suggestions on how I can start?

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N.C.L
18 February 2020

Yes, that is possible, but you might need to do some literature review, pilot testing, and validation to show that your scale is measuring what you want to measure.

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Kelly Lok
18 February 2020

Yes, because I want the questionnaire to fit the local context and the scales I find outside do not meet my needs 100%. So I want to try to develop a new scale.

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N.C.L
18 February 2020

You mean developing your own scale?

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