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After using the Reliability and Validity Exercise, further distinguish the types and significance of validity and reliability in test creation, application in counseling settings, and potential consequences of using assessment tools. Apply Coffman, Guerin, and Gottfried's evaluation of the Parent-Child Relationship Inventory as a guide.

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Convergent validity is a tricky thing; "you need to show that measures that should be related are in reality related" (Trochim, 2006). The picture from that reference helps. If you are using the Likert scale, you might be asking individuals to rate their self-esteem when in reality they are actually rating something else. Convergent validity is when what you want to measure is what you actually measure. This is significance in test creation because you need to make sure you actually measure what you want to measure. If you measure something else, it will skew the results and end up giving a false impression. In the counseling setting, it could completely screw up the progress of the client. If you think you ...

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After using the Reliability and Validity Exercise, further distinguish the types and significance of validity and reliability in test creation, application in counseling settings, and potential consequences of using assessment tools. Apply Coffman, Guerin, and Gottfried's evaluation of the Parent-Child Relationship Inventory as a guide.

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