Thursday, February 28, 2019

South Sea Pearls Long Chains

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Anonymous said...

The difficulty of using the dichotomous question is that the answer is the risk of removing information, not an assessment by the Respondent of a phenomenon, process, relationships, and the psychological setting of the Respondent for a categorical answer, his tendency to positive or negative answers. As you know, there are quite a large number of people that avoid categorical answers or, conversely, are prone to them. There are people who are more characteristic of the denial or that I stick mainly to positive ratings (the majority).
A dichotomous question has two forms: with divided and undivided scope of the concept. If the alternatives "Yes" or "no" to confirm or not confirm designed question concept, it means that there is a undivided idea. For example, "do You Have a car?" implies that the Respondent or has a car or not. There is no third, no middle, is one of the two. This is not an extreme position, it is one undivided concept that is confirmed or not confirmed by the Respondent.
It's more complicated with concepts that are separated. For example, the answer to the question "do you Like your boss?" can assume a variety of shades of the head like the Respondent. But can be limited to only two positions: Yes, I like it and I don't like it and ask the Respondent to confirm or not confirm the concept of the researcher that the chief might like. But since this concept can be divided into many podpisati or at least their limited number, then the Respondent may have doubts about the legitimacy of dichotomous divisions. Because he perceives the question as a request, the requirement to give assessment to his superior, and do not confirm the concept of the researcher that he likes. This raises a whole series of difficulties both in substance and in psychological order. It would be correct to build this issue as closed, as the question of the second type, what is often done implicitly. Question constructed as dichotomous, but with the introduction of a third alternative, such as "do not like". It turns out the question of the second type. Dictated it happens often it is the difficulties of perception by the Respondent of the issues with divided notions and giving the Respondent the opportunity to Express another point of view.
But, as already mentioned, this is not a dichotomous issue. In this case there is contradiction between the contents of the question and alternatives. The latter, as a rule, are not built on one and on two and even three legs, what else will they say.