Ascribed Expertise Measure

To what extent would you use the terms below to describe person XYZ?

  • Expert
  • Knowledgeable
  • Well informed
  • Capable
  • Experienced
  • Skillful


  • Participants enter ratings on Likert-scales ranging from 1 = “not at all” to 7 = “to a great extent.” 
  • Ratings are averaged to obtain an ascribed expertise score.

Reference Information

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Paper(s) Using Method

Big Picture Is Better: The Social Implications of Construal Level for Advice Taking

Research Paper by Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Batia Wiesenfeld, and Yaacov Trope.
Published in "Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes" in 2016.

APA-Format Citation

Reyt, J. N., Wiesenfeld, B. M., & Trope, Y. (2016). Big picture is better: The social implications of construal level for advice taking. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 135, 22-31.