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Personality tests, Culture fair tests, Types of Validity

1) What are criterion validity and construct validity? Give an example of each for a test of Language (Word) Skills.
2) The researcher who created the "Math Skills" test noted in his manual that scores on this test, when it was taken in High School, correlated .6 to .8 with university Math grades. What was he trying to establish? Did he succeed?
3) Who established ethical standards for people using psychological tests? List three things that a test giver must do in order to meet ethical standards.
4) Describe the contents (generally) and philosophy of the Wechsler family of tests (WAIS, WISC, WPPSI).
5) What is the normal curve? Why do we rely on it so much in psychmetrics? Draw a normal curve and put IQ scores and T scores along the bottom of it (approximately).
6) Describe ONE personality test (any one). Say what its purpose is and explain generally what it contains.
7) Describe ONE vocational test (any one). Say what its purpose is and explain generally what it contains.
8) What are culture-fair tests? Do you think we can ever really create one? Why or why not?

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1) What are criterion validity and construct validity? Give an example of each for a test of Language (Word) Skills.

In criteria-related validity, check of the performance of operationalization against some criterion.
In content validity, check of the operationalization against the relevant content domain for the construct.

In a language test, for instance, It could be predicted for example, that two valid tests of listening comprehension would rank learners in the same way, but each would have a weaker relationship with scores on a test of grammatical competence.

2) The researcher who created the "Math Skills" test noted in his manual that scores on this test, when it was taken in High School, correlated .6 to .8 with university Math grades. What was he trying to establish? Did he succeed?

This researcher is trying to measure the predictive validity of the Math skills. the way this is done, is by taking the Math Test scores from a previous grade and matching them with later Math test scores, ...

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