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Personality Assessment, Forced-Choice.

Brown, Anna (2015) Personality Assessment, Forced-Choice. In: Wright, J.D., ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Edition. Elsevier. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.25084-8) (KAR id:44775)


Instead of responding to questionnaire items one at a time, respondents may be forced to make a choice between two or more items measuring the same or different traits. The forced-choice format eliminates uniform response biases, although the research on its effectiveness in reducing the effects of impression management is inconclusive. Until recently, forced-choice questionnaires were scaled in relation to person means (ipsative data), providing information for intra-individual assessments only. Item response modeling enabled proper scaling of forced-choice data, so that inter-individual comparisons may be made. New forced-choice applications in personality assessment and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.25084-8
Uncontrolled keywords: forced-choice format, ipsative data, single-stimulus format, multidimensional IRT, comparative judgments, absolute judgments, dominance models, ideal-point models, unfolding
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Anna Brown
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 10:20 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 09:40 UTC
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