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The Development of Objective Personality Tests

The textbook listed four major approaches to the development of objective personality tests:
1) content, 2) criterion-keying, 3) factor analysis, and 4) theory-driven.

What strengths and weaknesses of at least two of these approaches seem more significant to you, and why?

TEXT: Psychology Testing: A Practical Introduction, 2e
ISBN: 9780471738077 Author: Thomas P. Hogan
copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Let's go with the first two, content and criterion-keying.

RESPONSE:

1. CONTENT APPROACH

The content approach is a common type of objective personality tests. One example is the Woodworth Personal Data Sheet, which could be administered during a therapy session, such as using it to measure introversion/extroversion with test items being related to how the person relates to others. The strengths of the content approach: (a) ...

Solution Summary

Explores the strengths and weaknesses of at least two of these approaches (1) content, 2) criterion-keying, 3) factor analysis, and 4) theory-driven) that seem more significant. and why. References provided in APA format.

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