Measurement and Methodology-Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 37 - 41 of 44

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Question number: 37

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The difference between a speed test and a power test has to do with

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Choice (5) Response

a.

whether or not the variance has been restricted

b.

all of the above.

c.

whether or not the range has been restricted.

d.

the time limit allotted for completion of the items.

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question number: 38

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In general, as test length increases, test reliability

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Choice (5) Response

a.

is not affected either way.

b.

is unaffected

c.

decreases.

d.

is affected but insignificantly.

e.

increases.

Question number: 39

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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 (5) Response

a.

California Personality Inventory (CPI)

b.

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

c.

Rotter’s Incomplete Sentence Blank

d.

Q-sort

e.

Minnesota Multiphasic personality Inventory (MMPI)

Question number: 40

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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.

criterion-related validity.

b.

concurrent validity.

c.

face validity

d.

criterion contamination.

e.

predictive validity.

Question number: 41

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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 (5) Response

a.

truth and reality are in the eye of the beholder.

b.

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

c.

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

d.

scientists always work together to understand the cause

e.

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.

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