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Chapter 3 Review Three basic methods of estimating the reliability of a measure: correlation coefficient Validity Face Construct Criterion-Related Test Bias
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Chapter 4 Approaches to Psychological Measurement
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Types of Measures 1. Observational Methods 1. Physiological Measures 1. Self-Report Measures 1. Archival Methods
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1. Observational Methods Involves the direct observation of human or non-human behavior
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The Setting of Observation Two choices Naturalistic Observation Contrived Observation
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Naturalistic Observation Involves the observation of ongoing behavior as it occurs without any intrusion by the researcher The setting has not been arranged in any way for research purposes Commonly used by ethologists and comparative psychologists in the observation of non-human behavior
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Participant Observation Can be problematic in two cases: The observer begins to identify with those being observed and loses their ability to record
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