Validating a livelihood asset scale in Lao PDR

Durham, Jo, Fielding, Angela, Hoy, Damian and White, Rob (2014) Validating a livelihood asset scale in Lao PDR. Field Methods, OnlineFirst 1-18. doi:10.1177/1525822X14526682

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Author Durham, Jo
Fielding, Angela
Hoy, Damian
White, Rob
Title Validating a livelihood asset scale in Lao PDR
Journal name Field Methods   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1525-822X
Publication date 2014-03-28
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1525822X14526682
Volume OnlineFirst
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mixed method designs are often used in scale development to generate potential items and enhance face validity. Less frequently, mixed method designs are used to examine other aspects of validity. As part of a larger evaluation in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, we developed a scale to assess household self-reported changes in access to livelihood assets following a mine action program. In this article, we detail the process of assessing measurement validity using mixed methods. The qualitative method of evaluation was based on an analysis of in-depth interviews with key informants. The quantitative evaluation relied on data collected from the scale administration (N = 271) evaluated using Rasch measurement. The article offers an example to researchers interested in using mixed methods to assess validity in measurement development. It contributes to the growing literature on using mixed method designs to evaluate the properties of scales and to the methodological work on the measurement of access to livelihood assets.
Keyword Lao PDR
Livelihood asset scale
Mixed methods
Rasch measurement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print March 28, 2014

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