PSY 3310 - 6 - Measurement Issues - Outline

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PSY 3310: Psychology & Religion Measurement Issues II. Evaluating Measures A. Theoretical Basis B. Sample Representativeness C. Reliability D. Validity III. Examples
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Measurement Paradigm - both a “boon” & a “bane” (Gorsuch, 1984) – Why? New measures only developed when (Gorsuch, 1990) : 1) Existing measures are not ____________ sound (low reliability and validity) 2) Conceptual or theoretical issues
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P & P, Chapter 3 – Highlights (cont’d) Tsang and McCullough’s (2003) types of measurement: 1) Level I = broad, general, ________ , trait-like aspects of religiousness 2) Level II = operational or ________ level of religiousness
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Evaluating Measures Four Criteria (Table 3.1 provides summary) A. _____________ 1. Theoretical basis for the scale. 2. Theoretical basis for the research study. B. ____________ 1. Items represent intended population.
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Evaluating Measures (cont’d) C. Reliability Assess in 2 main ways… 1. Internal consistency = how well items are assessing ________ construct - Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (or KR- 20) > .80 = strong .70 - .80 = good
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Evaluating Measures (cont’d) D. Validity 4 Types: 1) Convergent 2) ________ 3) Criterion-related 4) ________
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