[IPAC-List] Commonly accepted survey scale descriptors?

Joel Wiesen jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com
Fri Jan 10 09:03:44 EST 2014

Thanks to those who sent comments off-line. It seems no one has seen
such a set of descriptors.

FWIW, this is what I came up with:

100% All
95% - 99% Almost all
85-94% Vast majority
75-84% Solid majority
65-74% Majority
55-64% More than half
45-54% About half
35-44 Less than half
25-34 More than a quarter
15-24 Less than a quarter
5-15% A few
1-4% Almost none
0% None

Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Director
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On 12/19/13 7:27 PM, Joel Wiesen wrote:

> Hi,


> In reporting survey results, are there accepted or common definitions of

> such terms as:

> vast majority, solid majority, more than half, few?


> Thanks!


> Joel



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