PSY230H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Extraversion And Introversion, Open Data Protocol, Convergent Validity

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2 Oct 2016
Lecture 6:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12:10 PM
Personality Measurement II
Observing beh
Observing consequences of beh
Experience sampling
Daily diary data
Personality is Reflected in Envs
oAccuracy criteria
Av ratings from occupants + peers
N = 83
r = 0.53
oObserver judgments
Av rating by 7 undergrad research assistants who inspected dorm rooms
Interrater r = 0.34
oEnvironmental cues
A separate team of coders examined + recorded the features of student dorms
oValid cues
+ varied books
+ varied magazines
+ neat
+ organized CDs & Books
oInvalid cues
+ good condition
+ clean
+ inviting
+ decorated
+ cheerful
+ colorful
Observation of living spaces provides some valid info about pers
Convergent validity of aggregated observations is moderate + varies across dimensions
Observations of living spaces are unlikely to be sued as pers measures due to
(a) high costs
(b) invasiveness + privacy concerns
© low validity for some dimensions
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