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Consensus scoring, correct responses and reliability of the MSCEIT V2

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posted on 2009-11-01, 00:00 authored by Sophie Keele, R Bell

The scoring protocol adopted by the MSCEIT V2 has been criticised since its development. The present study raises questions regarding the value of consensus scoring by analysing responses within the categorical subscales of Changes and Blends using the Optimal Scaling technique within the Categorical Principal Components Analysis (CATPCA) via Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), (n = 206). On a number of occasions, there was no clear agreement as to the ‘‘correct” response to items within these categorical subscales. Such an issue seems integral to the application of the MSCEIT V2 and one which deserves more attention. On a more positive note, improvements were made to the reliabilities of the subscales of Changes and Blends, using Optimal Scaling, but less so for Changes. Nevertheless, this raises the possibility of improving the reliabilities of other subscales in the MSCEIT V2 and in turn improving the power of subsequent statistical tests.

History

Journal

Journal of personality and individual differences

Volume

47

Issue

7

Pagination

740 - 747

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0191-8869

eISSN

1873-3549

Language

eng

Notes

Available online 11 July 2009

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2009, Elsevier Ltd

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