Empirical distributions of correlations as a tool for scale reduction

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A Visual Basic program for generating a distribution of correlations as a tool for scale reduction is presented; the program is available free from the author and runs on IBM-compatible personal computers under the Windows 95/98/NT operating systems. The program generates a list of item combinations and correlations between the unit weighted sum of the items and a criterion score. The list can be used to locate item combinations that have high correlations with the original full-length test. An example application is presented to illustrate the use of the program. The compiled program and its source code can be downloaded from http://personal.bgsu.edu/~stanton/r_crunch/r_crunch.zip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology


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