Guttman Scale

Definitions

Health Economics

  • A method of scaling qualitative entities such that any point on the scale indicates an accumulation of characteristics. Suppose there are ten ordered statements. Then a score of six will indicate that a subject agrees with the first six statements and a score of ten indicates that there is agreement with all ten. The scale is ordinal. Named after Louis Guttman (1916-87).
  • synonymcumulative scaling
  • synonymscalogram analysis
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