The construct and instrument development process relies significantly on human judgment in the initial stages of the process, specifically in developing construct definition statements, and in developing measurement instruments with high content validity. Natural language processing (NLP) techniques can be employed to support human judgment and improve the quality of constructs and instruments employed in research. This paper describes the use of such techniques and presents illustrative results from the use of those techniques. The empirical illustrations support our premise that the use of NLP techniques can improve the rigor of the process and improve the quality of constructs and instruments employed in research.
Larsen, Kai; Sharma, Rajeev; Queiroz, Magno; Arnulf, Jan Ketil; and Pillet, Jean-Charles, "Use of Natural Language Processing Techniques in the Construct and Instrument Development Process" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 383.