Sample Questions
 

 

1. Which of the following is true?
A. Longer scales tend to have lower internal reliability and lower reliability over time.
B. Shorter scales tend to have lower internal reliability but higher reliability over time.
C. Shorter scales tend to have greater internal reliability but lower reliability over time.
D. Longer scales tend to have higher internal reliability and lower reliability over time.

2. Alternate-form reliability is also known as?
A. Test-retest reliability.
B. Parallel forms
C. Split-half reliability.
D. Convergent reliability

3. Using a properly calibrated set of bathroom scales to measure mood would be ?
A. Reliable but not valid
B. Neither reliable nor valid.
C. Reliable and valid.
D. Valid but not reliable.

4. Why might test-retest reliability become less important?
A. If alternate-form reliability cannot be calculated.
B. If the concept being measured is not expected to be stable over time (e.g. mood).
C. If convergent validity was not high.
D. If participants become familiar with a test and all perform better on the second occasion.

5. If the content of a test looks as though it is measuring what it is supposed to, it is said to have high?
A. Content validity.
B. Ecological validity.
C. Criterion validity.
D. Face validity.


Answers:      1 (C), 2 (B), 3 (A), 4 (B), 5 (D)

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