2PPE3003 Jan. 11

2PPE3003 Jan. 11 - PPE3003 1/11/08 Chapter 2 (part...

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PPE3003 1/11/08 Chapter 2 (part 1)— Personality assessment I. Not all data is created equal a. Ex. i. How to answer: “how helpful is a person toward others?” ii. Ask them iii. Ask their friends iv. Give them standardized test v. Put them in a situation in which they can help another vi. Look at their life history II. Sources of personal data a. Self report data i. Info provided by participants 1. questionnaire 2. interview ii. Participants have access to info about themselves that no one else does iii. Self report personality tests 1. unstructured items: open ended a. ex. i. how do you feel about helping others ii. tell me about the parties you like most 2. structured items: response options provided a. ex. i. how many hours of community service have you done in the past year a) 1-5 b) 6-10 c)>10 3. limitations a. participants might not respond honestly b. self-knowledge may not be accurate b. Observer data i. Info provided by an observer about another person ii. Provides a different perspective
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PPE 3003 taught by Professor Madsen during the Spring '06 term at FSU.

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2PPE3003 Jan. 11 - PPE3003 1/11/08 Chapter 2 (part...

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