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Importance of Pilot Testing and the Development of a Test

Why is it important to pilot test items?

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There are five phases in the development of a test and they include test conceptualization, test construction, test try out, analysis and revision (Cohen & Swerdlik, 2005). Pilot testing is mainly done during the conceptualization phase or the initial phase of test development (Cohen & Swerdlik, 2005). "In the context of test development, terms such as pilot work, pilot study, and pilot research refer in ...

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This solution describes what pilot testing is, the importance of it in psychological research, and at what stage of test development it occurs.