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Notes for the class - Measurement Issues-Validity Valid if...

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Notes for the class I’m not in. Chapter 2: personality assessment - South park clip- General/ leading questions that made the subject answer in a certain way. - Vampire personality quiz- Joel about the throw some true blood trivia down. - Ways to measure: self report, ask friends, situational tests, and biological tests. - Behavior can be more truthful. - Friends can be biased. - Biological information is objective. Interpretation is hard to gather. Test Data - Situation designed to elicit behaviors that serve as indicators of personality. Ex. Emergency situation - Behavior scored by raters. - Limitations: P’s might guess what is being measure and then alter their behavior. May interpret testing situation differently than intended. - Researcher might influence behavior.
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Unformatted text preview: Measurement Issues-Validity- Valid if it measures what it claims to measure. Criterion/construct. Internal/ External validity.-Face validity-Predictive/criterion validity- behavior-Congruent/Convergent validity- measures correlate with other scales.-Discriminant validity- scale doesn’t correlate with other unrelated scales.-Reliability- degree to measure actually represents the “true” level of the trait. -Reliability=consistency-Test-retest reliability- scores should be similar-Internal consistency- All seem to be measuring the same thing. Consistency between the same questions.-A scale may be reliable but not valid.-Curvilinear- self control research. Best place to be is midpoint.-...
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