Invited discussion of Cronbach (1951). Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests. Psychometrika, 16, 297-334 (26,889 citations in Google Scholar as of 1/1/2016)

Klaas Sijtsma

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"By far the most cited article in Psychometrika is Lee Cronbach’s famous study of coefficient alpha. I will address four questions: What makes the article special? Why do people cite the article more than other special articles? Was the article also influential beyond psychology? How does alpha fit in present-day psychometrics?"
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPsychometric Society
Edition80th Anniversary of Psychometrika
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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