Measurement and Methodology-Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 14 - 17 of 52

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Question 14

Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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A local validation study is a study

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

undertaken by the original test publisher for any purpose.

b.

undertaken by major test publisher for experiments

c.

conducted by test-takers from a particular locality or community.

d.

undertaken by certified test developers from a specific locality.

e.

conducted by test users who plans to alter a test in some way.

Question 15

Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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It has been characterized as the “Rodney Dangerfield of psychometric variables.” It is

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Choice (5)Response

a.

face validity.

b.

odd-even reliability.

c.

variance.

d.

marital satisfaction.

e.

construct validity

Question 16

Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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In order to establish the construct validity of a test, evidence could be gathered indicating that

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Choice (5)Response

a.

the test measures a single concept.

b.

expected changes in test performance occur as a result of experience.

c.

expected changes in test performance occur over time.

d.

All a., b. and c. are correct

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 17

Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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A researcher is studying the effect of diet on depression. The hypothesis is that a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The group being studied is a random group of depressed inpatients. Every other day the subjects fill out the depression symptoms inventory. In the above study, the symptom inventory provides information about the

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

interaction effect

b.

confounding variable

c.

independent variable

d.

control variable

e.

dependent variable