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3. How can cultural bias affect the interpretations of various intelligence instruments?
There is no consensus on a definition for intelligence, which is plobematic when going to measure it. Some definition is circular: For example, Harvard psychologist Edwin C. Boring offered a humiliatingly circular definition; "... intelligence as a measurable capacity must ... be defined as the capacity to do well in an intelligence test. Intelligence is what the tests test" (Quoted in Bommarito, http://www.nicbommarito.com/writing/nonfiction/anthroiq.pdf).
Bias can occur in the test items or in testing error. Cultural bias in these tests makes interpretations unreliable for that ...
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