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Acquiescence

The response set of rending to say yes in response to any question

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Assessment

The measuring of personality

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Constructive validity

Accuracy with wether a measure reflects an underlying concept

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Convergent validity

Degree to which a measure relates to other characteristics that are conceptually similar to what it's suppose to test

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Criterion keying

Developing of a test to see which items distinguish between groups

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Criterion validity

Deter to which the measure correlates with a separate criteria reflecting the same concept

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discriminant validity

Degree to which a scale does not measure unintended qualities

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Empirical approach

Use if data instead of theory to decide what should go into the measure

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Error

Random influences that are incorporated in measurement

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Face validity

The scale looks as if it measures what it's suppose to measure

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Implicit assessment

Measuring associations between the sense of self and aspects of personality that are implicit (hard to introspect about)

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Internal reliability

Agreement amoung response made to the items of measure

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Inter rater reliability

Degree of agreement between observers of the same events

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Inventory

A personality test measuring several aspects of personality on district sub scales

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Objective measure

A measure that incorporates no interpretation

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Observer ratings

An assessment in which someone else produces information about the person being assessed

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Operational definition

The defining of a concept by the concrete events through which it's measured or manipulated

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Predictive validity

Degrees to which the measure predicts other variables it should predict

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Rational approach

The use of theory to decide what you want to measure and how to measure it

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Reliability

Consistency across repeated measurements

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Response set

A biased orientation to answering

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Self report

An assessment in which ppl make ratings regarding themselves

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Social desirability

Response set of tending to portray oneself favourably

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Split half reality

Assessing internal consistency among responses to items of measure by splitting the items into halves and then correlating them

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Subjective measure

A measure incorporating personal interpretation

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Test retest reliability

The stability of measurements across time

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Validity

Degree to which a measure actually measures what it is suppose to measure