Ch10_Psych100_Fall2010_JRF_2of2

Ch10_Psych100_Fall2010_JRF_2of2 - DD Outline Testing...

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Outline Testing intelligence Theories of intelligence Announcement s Participation Poll: Mid- semester course feedback Do Subject Pool hours (& written Assignment 4) Study Chs. 10 & 4 Last day to drop course: Fri Oct 15 th Midterm Qs review in office hours starting DD Test Anxiety? www.counselingcenter.illinois.edu/? page_id=114
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INTELLIGENCE
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What Makes a Good Test? GOOD TEST RELIABILITY VALIDITY Does the test produce CONSISTENT results? Does the test measure what we think it’s measuring?
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I bought a cheap old calculator from a thrift store. Here are the answers it gave me when I tried to use it: 2+2 = 99 2+2 = 99 2+2 = 99 2+1 = 120 2+1 = 120 2+1 = 120 a)high Reliability, high Validity a)high Reliability, low Validity a)low Reliability, high
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I bought a cheap old calculator from a thrift store. Here are the answers it gave me when I tried to use it: 2+2 = 4.05 2+2 = 3.95 2+2 = 4.1 2+2 = 3.9 2+2 = 3.8 2+2 = 4.2 a)pretty good Reliability, pretty good Validity b)pretty good Reliability, lousy Validity
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Validity Several kinds. .. Content Validity: Does test content seem appropriate? Criterion Validity: Does it match other ways of measuring? In the future: Predictive validity Construct Validity: Does it match our THEORY of what’s being tested? L.O. 11
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GOOD TEST RELIABILITY VALIDITY Content Criterion Construct Predictive
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Concept Check Joe is a computer science major who has done poorly on 4 job interviews in a row.
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