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1

Define a “psychological test”

An OBJECTIVE and STANDARDISED procedure for measuring a psychological construct based on a sample of behaviour (or another observable mechanism)

2

What is the CONTENT of a test?

The attribute or psychological construct being assessed

3

What is the PROCESS of a test?

The way in which the content being assessed is measured.
Eg survey, jigsaw, paper and pencil test etc

4

What is the difference between a GROUP and INDIVIDUAL test?

X

5

What is a PAPER & PENCIL test?

Tests theoretical knowledge
Done ‘on paper’
Eg exam

6

What is a PERFORMANCE test?

X

7

What is the difference between SPEED and POWER tests?

x

8

What is the THURSTONE SCALE

Attitude test
First formal technique to measure an attitude

9

What is a LIKERT / LIKERT-TYPE SCALE and what kind of data can it produce?

Likert scale is a statement to be rated on a scale of 1-5, 1 being strongly agree and 5 being strongly disagree.

And variation (such as a scale of 1-7) is considered a Likert-Type scale

1 scale on its own produces ORDINAL data.
Multiple scales relating to the same construct can be totalled and that total used as INTERVAL or RATIO data.

10

What is a GUTTMAN SCALE and what kind of data can it produce?

X

11

List the methods for measuring behaviour/psychological constructs

Tests
Observational Methods

12

What is SYSTEMATIC OBSERVATION, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

X

13

What is NATURALISTIC OBSERVATION, and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

x

14

Describe the 3 types of NATURALISTIC OBSERVATION

Full Participant Observation

Participant as Observer

Observer as Participant

15

Name and describe the types of RESPONSE SETS/BIAS

Social Desirability

Response Acquiescence