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What is the relationship between a standardization sample and test norms?

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The relationship between a standardization sample and test norms are discussed in this posting. Concepts covered include simple random sample, stratified sampling and cluster sampling. The explanation is given in 410 words.

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These notes related to norms. In particular, I will focus on the relationship between a standardized sample and a test norm.

While norms are useful for many types of the tests, they are actually quite critical for psychological assessments. This due to the fact that assessments geared for the discipline of psychology do not contain criterion references. This is meant to say - the client is not expected to has mastered any of the material contained in the test. In the end, however, psychologists still need a way of measuring responses given by the client against some type of benchmark. This is where standardized ...

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