Flashcards in CR_Ch.5--Measurement Concepts Deck (20):
The construct validity of a measure is assessed by examining whether groups of people differ on the measure in expected ways.
The degree to which a measurement device accurately measures the theoretical construct it is designed to measure.
An indicator of construct validity of a measure in which the content of the measure is compared to the universe of content that defines the construct.
The construct validity of a measure is assessed by examining the extent to which scores on the measure are related to scores on other measures of the same construct or similar constructs
An indicator of internal consistency relability assessed by examining the average correlation of each item (question) in a measure with every other question.
The construct validity of a measure is assessed by examining the extent to which scores on the measure are not related to scores on conceptually unrelated measures.
The degree to which a measurement device appears to accurately measure a variable.
internal consistency reliability
Reliability assessed with data collected at one point in time with multiple measures of a psychological construct. A measure is reliable when the multiple measures provide similar results.
An indicator of relability that examines the agreement of observations made by two or more raters (judges).
A scale of measurement in which the intervals between numbers on the scale are all equal in size.
The degree to which a measurement deviates from the true score value.
A scale of measurement with two or more categories that have no numerical (less than, greater than) properties.
A scale of measurement in which the measurement categories form a rank order along a continuum.
Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient
A type of correlational coefficient that is used with interval and ratio scale data. In addition to providing information on the strength of relationship between two variables, the Pearson PMCR indicates the direction (positive or neagtive) of the relationship.
The construct validity of a measure is assessed by examining the ability of the measure to predict a future variable.
A scale of measurement in which there is an absolute zero point, indicating an absence of the variable being measured. An implication is that ratios of numbers on the scale can be formed (generally, these are physical measures such as weight, or timed measures such as duration or reaction time.
A problem of measurement in which the measure changes the behaviour being observed.
The degree to which a measure is consistent.
A reliability coefficient determined by the correlation between scores on a measure given at one time with scores on the same emasure given at a later time.