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The measurement of the reliability of unstable psychological scores

Paul Dobson

The measurement of the reliability of unstable psychological scores

by Paul Dobson

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Published by Gresham College in London (Basinghall St., London, EC2V 5AH) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychometrics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Dobson.
    SeriesWorking paper series / City University Business School -- no.49, Working paper series (City University BusinessSchool) -- no.49.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF39
    The Physical Object
    Pagination19p. ;
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22828320M

      Feldt LS. Estimating the effect of changes in criterion score reliability on the power of the F test of equality of means. Educational and Psychological Measurement. ; – doi: / [Google Scholar] Frisbie DA. Reliability of scores from teacher-made tests. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. Test–retest reliability is one way to assess the consistency of a measure. The reliability of a set of scores is the degree to which the scores result from systemic rather than chance or random factors. Reliability measures the proportion of the variance among scores that are a result of true differences.

    Your score is on a scale of to , with anything above or below negative indicating a "strong" link. "There's not a single study showing that above and below that cutoff people differ in any way based on that score," says Blanton. Guilty as charged, says the University of Virginia's Brian Nosek, PhD, an IAT developer. Ratio: if you measure a variable at the ratio level of measurement, it has the measurement properties of magnitude, equal intervals and a true absolute zero. About the Book Author Donncha Hanna, PhD is a psychology lecturer at Queen's University Belfast whose primary teaching responsibilities include statistics and research methods.

    The goal of this set of notes is explore issues of reliability and validity as they apply to psychological measurement. The approach will be to look these issues by examining a particular scale, the PTSD-Interview (PTSD-I: Watson, Juba, Manifold, Kucala, & Anderson, ). While this does not mean that self-report measures are useless, it does mean we should use caution when considering scores on psychological scales without more objective and quantifiable measurements to bolster our confidence in these scores. Trait Measurement Challenges. Like state measurements of mindfulness, trait measurement also faces the.


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Assessing test-retest reliability requires using the measure on a group of people at one time, using it again on the same group of people at a later time, and then looking at the test-retest correlation between the two sets of scores.

This is typically done by graphing the data in a scatterplot and computing the correlation : Paul C. Price, Rajiv S. Jhangiani, I-Chant A. Chiang, Dana C. Leighton, Carrie Cuttler. Assessing test-retest reliability requires using the measure on a group of people at one time, using it again on the same group of people at a later time, and then looking at test-retest correlation between the two sets of scores.

This is typically done by graphing the data in a scatterplot and computing the correlation coefficient. Internal Consistency. A second kind of reliability is internal consistency, which is the consistency of people’s responses across the items on a multiple-item general, all the items on such measures are supposed to reflect the same underlying construct, so people’s scores on those items should be correlated with each other.

Reliability can be estimated by comparing different versions of the same measurement. Validity is harder to assess, but it can be estimated by comparing the results to other relevant data or theory. Methods of estimating reliability and validity are usually split up into different types.

Types of reliability and how to measure them. Date published August 8, by Fiona Middleton. Date updated: J When you do quantitative research, you have to consider the reliability and validity of your research methods and instruments of measurement.

Reliability tells you how consistently a method measures something. Personality Measurement Reliability Explained in Simple Language Why you absolutely must understand the basics of psychological measurement. Posted Test-retest reliability is a measure of reliability obtained by administering the same test twice over a period of time to a group of individuals.

The scores from Time 1 and Time 2 can then be correlated in order to evaluate the test for stability over time. The means knowledge and practice scores were ± and ± respectively with a significant correlation between the two scores (r=, p.

Reliability. Reliability The extent to which the scores on a measure are consistent across time, across multiple items on the same measure, and across researchers when a measure has an element of subjective judgment. refers to the consistency of a measure.

Psychologists consider three types of consistency: over time (test-retest reliability), across items (internal consistency), and across.

Rosenthal(): Reliability is a major concern when a psychological test is used to measure some attribute or behaviour.

Anastasi (): Reliability refers to the consistency of scores obtained by the same individuals when re- examined with test on different occasions, or with different sets of equivalent items, or under other variable.

The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, ) [2] is one of the most common measures of self-esteem and the one that MacDonald and Martineau used in their study.

Participants respond to each of the 10 items that follow with a rating on a 4-point scale: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Items 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 by assigning 3 points for each Strongly Agree response, 2.

Reliability The extent to which the scores on a measure are consistent across time, across multiple items on the same measure, and across researchers when a measure has an element of subjective judgment.

refers to the consistency of a measure. Psychologists consider three types of consistency: over time (test-retest reliability), across items.

In my previous blog post, I noted that reliability and validity are two essential properties of psychological measurement.

Measures of intelligence, personality, vocational interests, and so forth. For example, if standardized scores from English and Spanish versions of a measure are derived from demographically non-equivalent samples, the measures do not have metric equivalence. Conceptual equivalence reflects whether the psychological construct has the same meaning across all groups within the population intended for the measure.

to scores that are invalidly high for the affected individuals as reflections of the construct under scrutiny. The concept of construct-irrelevant variance is im-portant in all educational and psychological measure-ment, including performance assessments.

This is es-pecially true. In the Correlations table, match the row to the column between the two observations, administrations, or survey scores. The Pearson Correlation is the test-retest reliability coefficient, the Sig. (2-tailed) is the p-value that is interpreted, and the N is the number of observations that were correlated.

If the p-value is LESS THAN, and the Pearson correlation coefficient is above   Reliability is the ability of a measure applied twice upon the same respondents to produce the same ranking on both occasions. Agreement requires the measurement tool to produce twice the same exact values.

and European Review of Applied Psychology), and all research articles published in were analyzed. Papers describing clinical cases.

However, as Hambleton explains in his book, scores on any test are unequally precise measures for examinees of different ability, thus making the assumption of equal errors of measurement for all examinees implausible (Hambleton, Swaminathan, Rogers,p.

The accurate assessment of psychological symptoms is an essential component of developing a helpful formulation regarding a client's difficulties. Psychological scales and measures play a role in diagnosis, hypothesis-testing,formulation, and ongoing assessments of client's progress in treatment.

Reliability: the fact that a scale should consistently reflect the construct it is measuring. One way to think of reliability is that other things being equal, a person should get the same score on a questionnaire if they complete it at two different points in time (test-retest reliability.

Understanding Psychological Test Scores Accurate measurement of human behavior and mental processes involves the use of assessment tools with established validity (the test measures what it was actually designed to measure) and reliability (the test measures the trait or ability in a consistent manner and without excessive error).Psychological testing - Psychological testing - Primary characteristics of methods or instruments: The primary requirement of a test is validity—traditionally defined as the degree to which a test actually measures whatever it purports to measure.

A test is reliable to the extent that it measures consistently, but reliability is of no consequence if a test lacks validity.In educational and psychological testing, reliability refers to the precision of the measurement process, or the consistency of scores produced by a test.

Reliability is a prerequisite for validity. That is, for scores to be valid indicators of the intended inferences or uses of a test, they must first be reliable or precisely measured.