Evaluating a Measurement Scale Research Paper Your task in this assignment is to evaluate how well a real-world measurement scale suits its purpose and to articulate your reasons for this conclusion with professionally relevant supporting evidence. Go to the Capella library and choose one of the following databases:
Mental Measurements Yearbook.
Health and Psychosocial Instruments.
In the database, you selected, do a search on a keyword construct such as “employee motivation” or “managerial skills.” You can use either of these or feel free to create your own. Your search should pull up several scales. Pick a scale that looks interesting to you (and is reported in full text). Review the text about this scale. Then, prepare a critical analysis of the scale you chose. Address the following in your paper:
What does the scale measure?
What is the targeted population?
How many items are included on the scale?
What response type is used?
Was it tested for reliability and validity?
Would you consider using this scale if you were researching the keyword you used for your own dissertation? Why or why not?
Be sure to identify the database and keywords you used.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: All resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines.
Length: No more than 3 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding cover page.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.