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Effects of Repeated Administration on Intensity Scales

Title: Effects of Repeated Administration on Intensity Scales.
Name(s): Stothart, Cary R., author
Charness, Neil, professor directing thesis
Boot, Walter, committee member
Johnson, Frank, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study assessed the extent to which multiple administrations of an intensity scale; in this case, the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ), influences participant responding on subsequent administrations of the same scale. The first experiment sought to determine this by using a laboratory task in which one group of participants were asked to watch a number of identical videos depicting a simulated drive from the driver's point of view, and fill out an SSQ and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) between viewings of the videos. Another group of participants were asked to view the videos, but were only asked to fill out the SSQ and CES-D once before the first video and once after the last video. Overall, it was found that multiple administrations of the SSQ and CES-D do not substantially influence subsequent responding on both scales. The second experiment sought to replicate the findings from the first experiment online by using Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. Here, the same pattern of responding to the SSQ was found. Together, these findings suggest that additional administrations of an intensity scale; in this case, the SSQ, do not substantially influence participant responding on subsequent administrations.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7616 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: March 8, 2013.
Keywords: Demand Characteristics, Intensity Scale, Questionnaire, Reactivity, Repeated Administrations, Retest Effect
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Neil Charness, Professor Directing Thesis; Walter Boot, Committee Member; Frank Johnson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU