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This scales book is a classic in psychometrics. It is instrumental for survey researchers in the fields of advertising, marketing, consumer psychology, and other related fields that rely largely on attitudinal measures. My copy has gotten me through years of field research by helping provide testable, reliable scales.
Angeline Close Scheinbaum, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

knowledge

The level of confidence a person has in his/her knowledge of prices for various brands in a particular product category is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

The confidence a consumer expresses in his/her ability to interact with salespeople and make good shopping decisions is measured in this scale with three items.

The scale has four, seven-point Likert-type items that are intended to measure how well a person believes that he/she is able to use the services of a business.

The extent to which a person knows what is expected in his/her role as a customer of a business is measured in this scale with four, seven-point Likert-type items.

One's belief that he/she understands recycling and is capable of doing it is measured in this scale with three statements.  Although not explicit in the statements themselves, the context they refer to is the type of recycling in which the individual must play an active role such as in the home.

A person's self-expressed level of skill and creativity in designing some specified object is measured in this scale using four, nine-point Likert-type items.

The clarity of the memory a person has of some particular object or event is measured with three, seven-point semantic differentials.

Four, seven-point items are used to measure a person's subjective knowledge of platforms used to play video games.  It does not attempt to measure knowledge of games played on the devices.

Six, seven-point items are used to measure how much a person believes him/herself to have knowledge and expertise about a topic compared to other people.  While the scale can be used with regard to a product category, the items are amenable for use with many other objects and subjects as well.

Using eight, six-point, Likert-type scale items, the scale measures a dimension of attachment that has to do with a person's in-depth knowledge of an owned object and desire to spend considerable resources on it.