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Evaluation of Reliability and Validity

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Evaluate both the reliability and validity of each of the following sources:

- Wikipedia
- American Psychological Association Web Site

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When dealing with reliability of information one is speaking of how consistent the information may be. Validity is relating to how true that information is.

Wikipedia

With Wikipedia people are allowed to alter the information at any time, and these alterations are not checked. Wikipedia is neither reliable nor valid because of this. The ...

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The response addresses validity and reliability when dealing with two sources.

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The following are questions from the Handbook of Training Evaluation and Measurement Methods by Jack J. Phillips. We are to consider some thoughts regarding these questions. I would appreciate some input!

BEFORE SELECTING AN EVALUATION INSTRUMENT, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ANALYZE THE TYPES OF DATA NEEDED AND EXAMINE HOW THE DATA WILL BE USED IN THE EVALUATION?

CAN ALL DATA BE GROUPED INTO EITHER HARD TO SOFT DATA? EXPLAIN.

WHAT PROBLEMS OCCUR IN COLLECTING FEEDBACK FROM GROUPS OTHER THAN PARTICIPANTS' SUPERVISORS?

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING STANDARD INSTRUMENTS VERSUS CUSTOMIZED INSTRUMENTS?

WHAT TYPES OF VALIDITY WOULD BE OF MOST CONCERN FOR HRD PROGRAM EVALUATORS? WHY?

WHAT REPRESENTS A GOOD VALIDITY COEFFICIENT? IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A VALIDITY COEFFICIENT NECESSARY IN PROGRAM EVALUATION? EXPLAIN.

HOW DOES RELIABILITY DIFFER FROM VALIDITY? WHAT REPRESENTS A GOOD RELIABILITY COEFFICIENT? IS IT NECESSARY TO DEVELOP A RELIABILITY COEFFICIENT FOR AN INSTRUMENT USED IN EVALUATION?

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