PSYC 3250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Psychological Testing, Psychometrics, Soundness

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A test is a measurement instrument that has three deining characteristics: a sample of behaviour, is obtained under standardized conditions, there are established rules for scoring or for obtaining quantitative (numeric) information from behaviour sampling. Assessment centers measure how well you deal with conlict, assess your email inbox and replies, etc. S a m p l e o f b e h av i o u r. Your behaviour/response is used to measure some speciic attribute or to predict some speciic outcome. I am an ordinary person who is no better than others measuring humility. I wouldn"t want people to great me as though i were superior to them measuring humility. I think that i am entitled to mre respect than the average person is reverse keyed (measuring the opposite of humility) I want people to know that i am an important person of high status reverse keyed (measuring the opposite of humility)

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