Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 16:04:28 -0500
Reply-To: "Winkel, Gary" <GWinkel@GC.CUNY.EDU>
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From: "Winkel, Gary" <GWinkel@GC.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Reliability Analysis with Nominal Data
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Hi Mr. Dommeyer!
Kuder-Richardson 20 is a special case of Cronbach's alpha for binary
variables. So you can use the reliability module in SPSS for your analysis.
City University of New York
From: c dommeyer [mailto:vcmkt001@CSUN.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 3:57 PM
Subject: Reliability Analysis with Nominal Data
I asked this questions a few days ago but got no response. Hopefully today
someone will be inspired to respond.
I have a ten item scale where each item allows for three choices. The
choices are coded 1, 2, & 3, and represent nominal data. Each item has
one "correct" answer where I award a point to the respondent. If the
"correct" choice is not marked, no points are awarded. A respondent can
score from 0 to 10 on this scale. From what I understand, I can't
"legally" perform a reliability analysis on this scale (similar to a
Cronbach's alpha). Am I right or wrong?