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This assessment involves the development, and assessment of a measure of misinformation containing twosubscales. The first subscale will measure Belief and Verification of Misinformation Online and the secondsubscale will measure Sharing of Misinformation Online.Week 1 – 3: Survey PhaseIn the first three weeks of the module, I will ask students on the course to complete the survey and share itwith their personal networks. We will use this to generate the data set used in the assessment.Week 4: Further Background Information ReleasedAfter data collection is completed, I will share the full information about the survey items and theirdevelopment so far.Week 6 – 11: Your TaskIn week 6 the data set will be shared. Your task is to assess the psychometric properties of the questionnaireand produce a 3000 word report documenting your findings and recommendations for the final measure. Thisshould include tests of the following:1. Exploration of data (range, skew, standard deviation) and item discrimination (Week 6 Content)2. Run a principal components analysis to examine the factor structure of the questionnaire (Week 7Content)3. Test internal consistency by calculating Cronbach’s alpha the final scale and/or subscales (Week 8Content)4.Test the convergent and divergent validity of the items with the NSS scale (Week 9 Content)Writing the Report:Your report should have a title page, which includes the title of your report, the word count, and your studentidentifier (but not your name). The main body of the report should consist of: a structured abstract;introduction; methods, results and discussion; references and appendices.The written report should be no more than 3000 words. The precise word count of your assignment should bestated on the assignment cover sheet. Please consult your programme handbook for information on penaltiesPage 2 of 7
Assignment Brieffor exceeding the word limit. Note that the word limit includes the abstract, the main body of text, in textcitations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)], and footnotes. However, the word limit does not include a title page, contentspage, direct quotations from primary or secondary source material arising from qualitative research, tables,figures, illustrations, references list or appendices. Appendices must be clearly numbered, labelled, andreferred to appropriately in the text. The purpose of appendices is to provide context or verification for themarker. Appendices must contain a copy of your final questionnaire, as supported by PrincipalComponents Analysis, the SPSS output, and any other material you think is important but which does not fit neatly into the main body of the report.
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