A Validation of the Non-Parametric Continuous Norming Procedure

Year: 2020       Vol.: 69       No.: 2      

Authors: Melissa Jane Siy and Francisco N. de los Reyes


This study analyzed and validated the statistical aspect of the nonparametric continuous norming technique, which is a method used in creating scores in psychometric tests. Using the Work Profile Questionnaire - Emotional Intelligence (WPQei) with Filipino sample respondents, the study was able to demonstrate how the norming technique can be used to create age-group-based scores (age norms). Based on the results, the models from the technique can produce useable scores in practice with acceptable adjusted R-squared values; however, some challenges emerged with regard to the process of choosing the smoothing parameter, consistency of the significant variables and coefficient signs of the model, and the calculation of the score tables. Bootstrapping is recommended in improving the robustness of the technique.

Keywords: norming, WPQei, age-group-based score tables, bootstrap