Measuring Agency Attributes with Attitudes Across Time: A Method and Examples Using Large-Scale Federal Surveys

@inproceedings{Bertelli2015MeasuringAA,
  title={Measuring Agency Attributes with Attitudes Across Time: A Method and Examples Using Large-Scale Federal Surveys},
  author={Anthony Michael Bertelli and Dyana P. Mason and Jennifer M. Connolly and David A. Gastwirth},
  year={2015}
}
Public management researchers are interested in many characteristics of organizations that cannot be directly captured, making aggregated attitudes from surveys an attractive proxy. Yet difficulties in measuring meaningful attributes over time and across organizations have frequently limited statistical designs to a single organization or time. We offer a method for creating such statistical measures across agencies and time using item response theory. Focusing our attention on U.S. federal… CONTINUE READING

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