An Evaluation of Summated Rating and Pair Comparison Measures of Hyperkinesis

Burns, Edward; Lehman, Lyle C.
October 1974
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1974, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p504
Academic Journal
Two methods, summated ratings and pair comparisons, were used to assess the hyperkinesis of elementary school aged children. The results revealed that ratings were an internally consistent and reliable normative technique for measuring hyperkinesis. In contrast, pair comparisons provided a method for specifying, on an individual basis, the relative importance of each subcategory which comprised the overall estimate of hyperkinesis.


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