Acta Universitatis Carolinae Kinanthropologica (AUC Kinanthropologica) is an international peer reviewed journal for the publication of research outcomes in the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, as applied to kinathropology. It is a multidisciplinary journal accepting only original unpublished articles in English in the various sub-disciplines and related fields of kinanthropology, such as Anthropology, Anthropomotorics, Sports Pedagogy, Sociology of Sport, Philosophy of Sport, History of Sport, Physiology of Sport And Exercise, Physical Education, Applied Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Human Biomechanics, Psychology of Sport, Sports Training and Coaching, Sport Management, etc. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary articles. The journal also includes reports of relevant activities and reviews of relevant publications.

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AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA, Vol 48 No 2 (2012), 179–188

On the Measurement Level of Handedness Scores

Jan Štochl, Tim Croudace

announced: 04. 02. 2015


On the Measurement Level of Handedness Scores The scoring of handedness items is generally performed using a scale of “always use the right hand” to “always use the left hand”. Although there is no guarantee that such scores are ordinal measures, the data from these tests are traditionally analysed with statistical methods that assume ordinality. This study therefore aims to examine the measurement level of handedness data and specifically focuses on verification of the ordinality. The results suggest that the categorical items used in handedness questionnaires are indeed ordinal. Metoda empirické verifikace ordinality dat na příkladu dotazníku laterality Článek představuje metodu empirické verifikace ordinality dat pomocí nominálního modelu z rodiny modelů teorie položkových odpovědí. Ukázka použití metody je na datech dotazníku laterality od 1526 respondentů z 97 zemí světa. Výsledky studie ukazují, že data z položek rukové preference v tomto dotazníku mohou být považována za ordinální.

keywords: handedness; level of measurement; item response theory; Bock’s nominal response model lateralita; škálování; teorie položkových odpovědí; Bockův nominální model

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