Guttman scale

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Gutt·man scale

(gŭt'măn),
a measurement scale that ranks response categories to a question with each unit representing an increasingly strong expression of an attribute such as pain or disability.

Gutt·man scale

(gūt'mahn skāl)
A measurement scale that ranks categories of responses to a question, with each unit representing an increasingly strong expression of an attribute such as pain or disability.

Guttman,

Louis, Israeli psychologist, 1906–.
Guttman scale - attitude scale. Synonym(s): cumulative scale
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Lawrence and Lorsch (1967) provided evidence that a Guttman-type scale describes the use of integrative mechanisms among firms facing increasingly uncertain task environments.
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