Psychological Tests

Psychological Tests - Psychological Tests Researchers use...

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Psychological Tests Researchers use psychological tests to collect information about personality traits, emotional states, aptitudes, interests, abilities, values, or behaviors. Researchers usually standardize these tests, which means they create uniform procedures for giving and scoring them. When scoring a test, researchers often compare subjects’ scores to norms , which are established standards of performance on a test. A well-constructed standardized test can evaluate subjects better than self- report data. Reliability A test has good reliability if it produces the same result when researchers administer it to the same group of people at different times. Researchers determine a test’s test-retest reliability by giving the test to a group of people and then giving the test again to the same group of people at a later time. A reliable test will produce approximately the same results on both occasions. Psychologists also use
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