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scale

 [skāl]
1. a thin flake or compacted platelike body, as of cornified epithelial cells. See also squama.
2. a scheme or device by which some property may be measured (as hardness, weight, linear dimension).
3. to remove incrustations or other material from a surface, as from the enamel of teeth.
absolute scale (absolute temperature scale)
1. one with its zero at absolute zero (−273.15°C, −459.67°F).
ASIA scale a descriptive tool developed by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) as a part of the complete classification of patients with spinal cord injuries. Called also Frankel Classification. See accompanying table.
Bayley S's of Infant Development a psychological test for assessing development of infants, using motor, mental, and behavioral developmental scales.
Borg scale a numerical scale for assessing dyspnea, from 0 representing no dyspnea to 10 as maximal dyspnea.
Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment scale a behavioral assessment scale used to evaluate the interactive behavior of a newborn by its responses to environmental stimuli.
Celsius scale (C) a temperature scale with zero at the freezing point of water and the normal boiling point of water at 100 degrees. The abbreviation 100°C should be read “one hundred degrees Celsius.” (For equivalents of Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures, see Appendix.)
centigrade scale one with 100 gradations or steps between two fixed points, as the Celsius scale.
Fahrenheit scale (F) a temperature scale with the freezing point of water at 32 degrees and the normal boiling point of water at 212 degrees. The abbreviation 100°F should be read “one hundred degrees Fahrenheit.” (For equivalents of Fahrenheit and Celsius temperatures, see Appendix.)
French scale one used for denoting the size of catheters, sounds, and other tubular instruments, each French unit (symbol F) being approximately 0.33 mm in diameter.
Glasgow Coma scale a standardized system for assessing response to stimuli in a neurologically impaired patient, assessing eye opening, verbal response, and motor ability. Reaction scores are depicted in numerical values, thus minimizing the problem of ambiguous and vague terms to describe the patient's neurologic status. (See accompanying Table.) The total score is obtained by adding E, M, and V; a score of 7 or less indicates coma and a score of 9 or more rules out coma.
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale a hundred-point scale used as axis V of DSM-IV to assess a client's recent and current levels of social, psychological, and occupational functioning.
gray scale a representation of intensities in shades of gray, as in gray-scale ultrasonography.
interval scale a scale having equal numerical distances between intervals in addition to mutually exclusive categories, exhaustive categories, and rank ordering but no zero point.
Karnofsky scale (Karnofsky performance scale) a widely used performance scale, assigning scores ranging from 0 for a nonfunctional or dead patient to 100 for one with completely normal functioning.
Kelvin scale an absolute scale in which the unit of measurement, the kelvin, corresponds to that of the Celsius scale; therefore the ice point is at 273.15 kelvins.
Likert scale a tool used to determine opinions or attitudes; it contains a list of declarative statements, each followed by a scale on which the subject is to indicate degrees of intensity of a given feeling.
Neonatal Behavior Assessment scale Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale.
performance scale a scale that measures a patient's performance status, serving as a prognostic indicator of seriousness of disease or disability. The most widely used scale is the Karnofsky scale.
Problem Rating scale for Outcomes see problem rating scale for outcomes.
semantic differential scale a measurement device that consists of two opposite adjectives with a seven-point scale between them; each item under examination is assigned to a specific point on the scale.
temperature scale one for expressing degree of heat, based on absolute zero as a reference point, or with a certain value arbitrarily assigned to such temperatures as the ice point and boiling point of water.

Li·kert scale

(lī'kĕrt),
ordinal scale of responses to a question or statement, ordered in hierarchical sequence from strongly negative to strongly positive. Used mainly in behavioral sciences and psychiatry.

Likert scale

A subjective scoring system that allows a person being surveyed to quantify likes and preferences on a 5-point scale, with 1 being the least important, relevant, interesting, most ho-hum, or other, and 5 being most excellent, yeehah important, etc

Li·kert scale

(lī'kĕrt skāl)
Ordinal scale of responses to a question or statement, ordered in hierarchic sequence from strongly negative to strongly positive. Used mainly in behavioral sciences and psychiatry.

Likert,

Rensis, U.S. social psychologist, 1903–.
Likert scale - a method of measuring attitudes.

Likert scale

in psychometrics, the most widely used method for generating self-report scales. Named after the American psychologist who devised it in the 1930s. Response categories are assigned increasing numerical values to indicate the strength of the response. Respondents select a value according to the extent to which they agree or disagree with a set of items and their scores are summed or averaged to obtain a total score on the variable being measured. Often referred to as Likert-type scales.
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Questions that involve a discrete ratings scale, such as a Likert scale, are commonplace in survey research.
The popularity of Likert scales can be traced to a number of factors, including ease of construction, intuitive appeal, adaptability, and usually good reliability (Babbie, 1998; Nunnally, 1978).
The mapping of the DOJ data into the Likert scale used to measure perceptions involves estimation.
Second, a likert scale was developed to determine the preferred business communication topics of BCSs.
Except for "adequacy of information," most of the scores are 3 or above on a four-point Likert scale (4 being the highest score).
1 = strongly disagree; 1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree 5 = strongly agree Table II Non Likert Scale Items Question Precourse Postcourse On a scale of 1-10, with 10 6 8 being the highest, how do you rate our computer skills?
Participants responded to items using a 5point Likert scale ranging from 1 = "strongly disagree" to 5 = "strongly agree.
Thirty-six students in the capstone course completed a 3-point Likert scale program evaluation instrument (1=no emphasis, 2=minor emphasis, 3=major emphasis) to assess their perceptions of how well the program addressed multicultural content and the emphasis placed on each of the competencies in program core courses.
No significant differences were found between the groups for changes in endurance, muscle activity recruitment, frequency of leakage episodes, or subject-rated severity of urine loss based on a 7-point Likert scale.
The Survey Matrix question wizard enables authors to create a series of Likert scale survey questions in minutes - and present them to participants in an easy-to-read form.
In this paper an attempt was made to analyze the effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the Alpha Cronbach reliability coefficient and the Split Half reliability coefficient in Likert scale.