Pair-Wise Comparasion Method Application Via R Project and Microsoft Excel

GÜZELLER C. O. , Eser M. T. , Aksu G.

JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY-EPOD, vol.7, no.1, pp.96-108, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.21031/epod.80072
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-108


"Pairwise Comparison For Spending Leisure Time" was developed in this study by the researches for the evaluation of leisure time activities of university students out of the university. This study indented to analyze the results obtained by the measurement instruments through the Program R according to the comparative judgement law developed by Thurstone. Within the scope of this purpose, a measurement scale was developed to realize first the pairwise comparisons method. The tool was created in the format of 8x8 square matrix and finalized according to the expert views and the feedbacks from the students. The data was obtained from 306 students studying at a faculty in the spring term of the academic year 2015-2016. According to the findings, the calculations by both the Program R and the Microsoft Excel were found to be very similar. After the scaling by both the Program R and the Microsoft Excel, it was determined that the students spent most of their leisure time with friends and preferred to have social activities while reading books and spending time at the computer were the least preferred activities.