Measurement and Methodology-Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity (GRE Psychology): Questions 6 - 11 of 43

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Question number: 6

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A behavioral observation checklist requires the observer to note whether the person being observed smiles. A key source of error variance resulting from this requirement is

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

all of the above.

b.

content variance.

c.

item sampling variance.

d.

scoring variance.

Question number: 7

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In a frequency polygon, the abscissa

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

plots the frequencies

b.

is almost always normally distributed

c.

plots the scores

d.

plots the percentiles

Question number: 8

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Whether an experiment is internally valid depends primarily on ________.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Whether the results are confounded.

b.

The hypothesis of the experiment.

c.

Whether or not a random sample was used.

d.

Whether humans or animals were subjects.

Question number: 9

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Discriminant evidence of construct validity is otherwise known as

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

predictive validity.

b.

discriminant validity.

c.

face validity

d.

factor analytic validity.

Question number: 10

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External validity refers to the extent to which the results of an experiment can be generalized to and across different ________.

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Subjects.

AND

Procedures.

b.

Experimenters.

c.

Situations.

d.

All a. , b. and c. are correct

Question number: 11

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In the language of psychometrics, reliability refers primarily to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

measurement methods

b.

consistency in measurement.

c.

expertise in measurement.

d.

speed of measurement.

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