The Analysis of Frequency Terms Used in Rating Scales


The Analysis of Frequency Terms Used in Rating Scales


Seock-Ho Kim1, Hyo Jin Eom2

1The University of Georgia, 2Korea University


The purpose of this paper is to provide a contemporary analysis of frequency terms commonly used in rating scales that are based on differing degrees of frequency with which events happen. A total of 20 frequency terms was analyzed using empirical data as well as employing a lexical database. Use of clearly separable frequency terms is imperative for the construction of a set of rating scales as an effective measuring instrument.


Keywords: cluster analysis, frequency terms, rating scale, synset

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Seock-Ho Kim, Hyo Jin Eom. The Analysis of Frequency Terms Used in Rating Scales. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2021,6:86. DOI: 10.28933/ajerr-2021-09-2605


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