Measurement and Methodology-Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity (GRE Psychology): Questions 37 - 40 of 43

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Question number: 37

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In general, as test length increases, test reliability

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Choice (4) Response

a.

is affected but insignificantly.

b.

decreases.

c.

is not affected either way.

d.

increases.

Question number: 38

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Which of the following tests includes items that discriminate between groups but that seem lacking in face validity?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Minnesota Multiphasic personality Inventory (MMPI)

b.

Rotter’s Incomplete Sentence Blank

c.

California Personality Inventory (CPI)

d.

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Question number: 39

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When a criterion measure is itself based, at least in part, on predictor measures, what is said to exist is

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a.

predictive validity.

b.

criterion-related validity.

c.

criterion contamination.

d.

face validity

Question number: 40

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Hailie is writing a psychology research paper. She has collected research from the past three decades, which her professor says is fine. What is confusing for Hailie is that her articles say different things. She finally asks you why all of the research has been published if some of it is obviously wrong. You tell her that

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Choice (4) Response

a.

scientists rarely work together or review previous research, which can leave publications in disagreement with each other.

b.

scientists always work together to understand the cause

c.

part of the scientific process is testing and re-testing a theory, to see if everyone gets the same results each time; if they don’t, the research may not agree.

d.

there is no review process in scientific publication; if someone writes well enough, the article will be published regardless of its validity.

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