My Current Thoughts on Coefficient Alpha and Successor Procedures

  title={My Current Thoughts on Coefficient Alpha and Successor Procedures},
  author={Lee Joseph Cronbach and Richard J. Shavelson},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  pages={391 - 418}
In 1997, noting that the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Coefficient Alpha and the Internal Structure of Tests” was fast approaching, Lee Cronbach planned what have become the notes published here. His aimwas to point out theways in which his views on coefficient alpha had evolved, doubting nowthat the coefficientwas the bestway of judging the reliability of an instrument to which it was applied. Tracing in these notes, in vintage Cronbach style, his thinking before, during, and after… 

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