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ARTICLES BY JOHN J. RAY ON SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS -- Previously published and previously unpublished

(Articles available online are highlighted)



Ray, J.J. (1972) A new reliability maximization procedure for Likert scales. Australian Psychologist 7, 40-46.

Ray, J.J. (1972) NSCALE -- A program to analyse and score a scale battery. Behavioral Science 17, 490-491.

Ray, J.J. (1973) Factor analysis and attitude scales. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology 9(3), 11-13.

Ray, J.J. (1974) Should sociology require statistics? Pacific Sociological Review 17, 370-376.

Ray, J.J. (1974) Are trait self-ratings as valid as multi-item scales? A study of achievement motivation. Australian Psychologist 9, 44-49.

Ray, J.J. (1974) Projective tests can be made reliable: The measurement of achievement motivation. Journal of Personality Assessment 38, 303-307.

Ray, J.J. (1975) Public opinion polls and attitude measurement. Current Affairs Bulletin 52, 24-30.

Ray, J.J. (1975) Some dimensions of factor analysis that are not worth finding out: A reply to Gow. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology 11(1), 29.

Ray, J.J. (1980) How many answer categories should attitude and personality scales use? South African Journal of Psychology 10, 53-54.

Ray, J.J. (1981) Is the ideal sample a non-sample? Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 34, 128-129.

Ray, J.J. (1982) The construct validity of balanced Likert scales. Journal of Social Psychology 118, 141-142.

Ray, J.J. (1982) Survey research and attitude measurement. The University of New South Wales, Continuing Education

Ray, J.J. (1983) A comparison between cluster and "random" sampling. Journal of Social Psychology, 121, 155-156.

Ray, J.J. (1984) The effect of collapsing response categories on the balanced F scale. Journal of Social Psychology, 123, 279-280.

Ray, J.J. (1985) Random sampling might not be impossible after all. Political Psychology 6, 141-146.

Ray, J.J. (1987) The validity of self-reports. Personality Study & Group Behaviour 7(1), 68-70.

Ray, J.J. (1988) Semantic overlap between scale items may be a good thing: Reply to Smedslund. Scandinavian J. Psychology 29, 145-147.

Ray, J.J. & Bozek, R.S. (1979) NSCALE II: A program to analyse and score a multi-scale survey or a test battery. Behavioral Research Methods & Instrumentation 11, 402.

Ray, J.J. & Still, L.V. (1987) Maximizing the response rate in surveys may be a mistake. Personality & Individual Differences 8, 571-573.


UNPUBLISHED ARTICLES:


CAN THERE BE TOO MUCH INTERNAL CONSISTENCY IN A SCALE? Rejoinder to Boyle

SOME PERILS OF MAIL SURVEYS: Comment on Forsgren

FORCED-CHOICE FALLACIES and an alternative measure of sensation-seeking




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