PSYCH339 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Multiple Choice

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10 Aug 2016
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Lecture 13
Selection methods
Remember: methods don’t equal constructs
Most common methods:
Paper and pencil tests
Speed vs power
Speed test
Strict time limits
Not expected to finish all items
All about how many items you answer correctly in a given period of time
Power tests
Sufficient time given
Items more difficult
Theres sufficient time given but not everyone is going to be able to answer
every item because some items are hard
Theres a right or wrong answer
How do we measure people in the tails?
More items
Long tests? Not necessarily
Computer adaptive testing
Needs to be different items of different difficulty
Computer adaptive testing
Every time you answer a question right, it gives you a hard question
If you answer the harder question wrong, it brings you back down one
Until you get a test that adapts to your true intelligence
You get more points for getting harder items correct
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