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What does blind mean?

When the researcher and/or participant are unaware of information that might bias their responses.

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What is categorical data synonymous with?

Synonymous with nominal data.

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What is concurrent validity?

Assessing a measure by its correlation with a criterion that has already been measured or can be measured simultaneously.

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What is convergent validity?

Occurs when different studies, using different operational definitions, produce similar findings.

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What is criterion?

The variable that we are attempting to predict in regression.

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What is criterion-related validity?

Measures, such as predictive and concurrent validity measures, that are established by correlation with known criterion measures.

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What is effective range?

The range over which the dependent measure accurately reflects the level of the dependent variable.

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What is internal consistent reliability?

Index of the homogeneity of the iterms of a measure.

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What is interrater reliability?

Index of the consistency of ratings between separate raters.

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What is the interval scale?

Scale of measurement in which the distance between adjacent scores is the same anywhere on the scale, but zero is not a true zero.

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What is measurement error?

Any inaccuracy found in the measurement of a variable.

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What is the multimethod approach?

In research, using several measures of a single concept to increas confident in the results.

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What is nominal data?

Data that are frequencies of particpants in each category.

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What is the nominal scale?

Scale of measurement in which the scores are categories.

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What is objective measure?

Any measure that requires little or no judgement on the part of the person making the measurement.

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What is the operational definition?

Procedures used to measure or manipulate a variable.

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What is ordered data?

Data produced by ordinal scales of measurement.

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What is an ordinal scale?

Scale of measurement in which the scores can be rank ordered, but the distance between adjacent scores varies.

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What is plagerism?

The deliberate distortion of information by presenting another person's work as one's own.

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What is predictive validity?

The degree to which a measure can accurately identify a person's future.

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What is a predictor measure?

The variable used to predict the criterion measure.

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What is a ratio scale?

Scale of measurement in which the intervals between scores are equal and the zero point on the scale represent a zero level of the quality being measured.

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What is reliability?

Index of the consistency of a meaning instrument in repeatedly providing the same score for a given participant.

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What is response set bias?

Any tendency for a participant to distort responses to a dependent measure and thus create measurement errors.

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What are scale attenuation effects?

Any aspect of the measuring instrument that limits the ability of the instrument to make discrimination at the top of the scale.

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What are scales of measurements?

How well scores on a measurement instrument match the real number system.

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What is score data?

Data produced by interval and ratio scales of measurement.

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What is social desirability?

Response set in which participants tend to say what they believe is expected of them.

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What is test-retest reliability?

Index of the consistency in scores over time.

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What is validity?

Validity refers to the methodological and/or conceptual soundness of research.