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<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Dear list members</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">I am working with a</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">personality test with 7 point rating scale items</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">. But I</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">found that</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">most items in fact work with 2 to 4 categories.</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">The question that I have is about recoding. I tried two coding schemes</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">: </FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">CODES = &quot;1234567&quot;</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Scheme 1:</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEA= &quot;1112334&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEC= &quot;1112223&quot;</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEF= &quot;1111222&quot;</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEG= &quot;1111223&quot;</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Scheme 2</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEA= &quot;1114557&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp; </FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEC= &quot;1115557&quot;</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEF= &quot;1111777&quot;</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">IVALUEG= &quot;1111447&quot;</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">I expected to come up with the same results but I found out that the</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">two</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> subjects estimated</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">measures</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"></FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">using the two coding schemes are</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">not perfectly correlated.</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">In high</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">end the same theta under</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">S</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">cheme 1 is associated with little spread of measures</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">when they are</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">estimated</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"></FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">under</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">S</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">cheme 2.</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">The</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">item in and outfit measures are also a bit higher under</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">S</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">cheme 2.</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> S</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">o the Scheme 1 appears to be better but</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"></FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">I</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> am no sure about using this coding scheme. My</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">question is</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">:</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"></FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">I</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"></FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">s ther</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">e</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> a rule in this cases? Is</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">ther</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">e</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> a problem</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">with</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">the fact that in som</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">e</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> items the maximum</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">item</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">score would be 4</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">while in other items</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">would be 2</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">, that is, with the fact that they don</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">&#8217;</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">s have the same maximum</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">?</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"> </SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Thank</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> you</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial"> </FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="en-us"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Ricardo Primi</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="pt-br"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Universidade São Francisco</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="pt-br"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Graduate Program in Psychology</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="pt-br"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Rua Alexandre Rodrigues Barbosa, 45</FONT></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="pt-br"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Itatiba, São Paulo,</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"> <FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">Brazil</FONT></SPAN><B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></B><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN><SPAN LANG="pt-br"></SPAN></P>

<P ALIGN=JUSTIFY><SPAN LANG="pt-br"><FONT SIZE=2 FACE="Arial">E-mail rprimi@uol.com.br</FONT></SPAN></P>
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