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Construct validity in operations management by using Rasch Measurement Theory. The case of the construct, motivation to implement continuous improvement?.

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Construct design and validation is a common practise in the Operations Management field. In this sense, the aim of this study is to present Rasch Measurement Theory (RMT) as a richful and useful methodology in order to validate constructs. In order to do so, the measurement controversy in the social science is presented; then, RMT is explained as a solution for this measurement issue; after that, the different applications of RMT are described and, finally, the different stages of the validation process are presented. Thus, this work aims to serve as a guide for those researchers interested in the methodology. Therefore, a specific case is included: the validation of the construct “motivation to implement continuous improvement”.

 Autoría: Lidia Sánchez Ruiz; Beatriz Blanco Rojo

 Fuente: Working Papers on Operations Management, 2016, 7(2), 97-118

 Editorial: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

 Año de publicación: 2016

 Nº de páginas: 22

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.4995/wpom.v7i2.6394

 ISSN: 1989-9068

 Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/wpom.v7i2.6394