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psychometrics

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. the measurement of individual differences in psychological functions (such as intelligence and personality) by means of standardized tests. —psychometric adj.null...

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Volunteering for Research: A Test of the Psychometric Properties of the Volunteer Functions Inventory with Online Panellists

Andrea Vocino and Michael J. Polonsky.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

December 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Communication Studies; Marketing; Media and Communication; Political Behaviour; Social Research and Statistics. 4924 words.

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Measuring Graph Literacy

Rocio Garcia-Retamero, Dafina Petrova, Adam Feltz and Edward T. Cokely.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Communication Studies. 8127 words.

Graphical displays generally facilitate the communication of complex information and are ubiquitous in media. Unfortunately, people differ in their ability to extract data and meaning from...

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Risk Perceptions and Risk Characteristics

Hye-Jin Paek and Thomas Hove.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Communication Studies. 6948 words.

Risk perception refers to people’s subjective judgments about the likelihood of negative occurrences such as injury, illness, disease, and death. Risk perception is important in health and...

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The Need for Orientation Towards News Media: Revising and Validating a Classic Concept

Jörg Matthes.

in International Journal of Public Opinion Research

January 2006; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Communication Studies; Marketing; Media and Communication; Political Behaviour; Social Research and Statistics. 10056 words.

The need for orientation is the most prominent contingent condition for agenda-setting effects. It provides a psychological explanation for why people engage in information seeking and why...

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