Adding a Forced Choice Scale Research Methodology: The Effect of Cueing on Attributions of Responsibility and Causality.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND
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Concepts derived from theoretical statements can be confused with each other by experimenters or their subjects. An experiment was designed to determine whether cueing subjects, by the use of interspersed forced choice scales on which relevant concepts are placed on opposing poles, has modifying effects on subjects responses to the non-forced bipolar scales used to collect dependent variable data. The concepts of causality and responsibility in attribution research are utilized as dependent measures, since recent research has shown that they should not be confused if meaningful data are to be obtained. In the Tactical and Negotiations Game, half the subjects cued condition responded to forced choice and non-forced measures. The other half non-cued condition responded only to non-forced measures. Modified author abstract