Fotios, S. (2015) Uncertainty in subjective evaluation of discomfort glare. Lighting Research & Technology, 47 (3). 379 - 383. ISSN 1477-1535
The magnitude of discomfort glare has often been evaluated using the de Boer rating scale. This note raises doubts about measuring discomfort glare this way. There is a possibility that the presence of discomfort may be a false alarm because this rating scale forces an opinion and/or because the response scale does not include a `no glare' option. Further, there is a possibility that response variance is increased through uncertainty over the meaning of the magnitude descriptors. Actions that will reduce the likelihood of such distortions occurring are suggested.
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|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Architecture (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Sheffield|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2015 13:44|
|Last Modified:||14 May 2015 04:43|