Ch. 1 Psychological Measurement

Ch. 1 Psychological Measurement - Psychological Measurement...

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Psychological Measurement Ch. 1 Notes Psychological tests are limited but represent the best means of reliably informing decisions about individuals Definition: 3 defining characteristics 1) sample of behaviour -any measure that does not require the subject to engage in any overt behaviour or that require behaviour that is incidental to what is being measured are not psych tests Implications: not an exhaustive measure, accuracy depnends on representativeness of sample used, 2) obtained under standardized conditions -hardest to standardize are those administered on an individual basis verbally 3) established rules for scoring -set of rules or procedures to ensure two administrators would produce the same score for an individual, this would be objective, but some are also subjective (ink blot) Types of Tests 3 general categories- 1) Tests of Performance -most familiar, subjects given some well-defined task and must try their best to perform successfully 2) Behaviour Observation -assess typical behaviour or performance within a specific context
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2010 for the course PSYC 3010 taught by Professor Freisen during the Winter '10 term at York University.

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