PSYC37H3 Chapter 6: Chapter 6.docx

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Jensen in 1980 concluded that test bias is the most common rallying point for critics. Test bias is commonly confused with test fairness: test bias- technical concept amenable to impartial analysis, test fairness- reflects social values and philosophies of test use. Test results between different races give way for racial discrimination because of the discrepancy between iq scores. This has more to do with employment, education, ses and more as well. But others may say its culturally biased. The technical meaning of test bias: a definition. Technical perspective- score is biased if the meanings and results of definable subgroup are different from the different rest of them: arithmetic test example: Non english kids all do bad (consistent with each other) and all the english kids do better (consistent with each other but not consistent with non english kids) Test bias refers to differential validity: falls under 3 main headings: Content validity is probably most common criticism:

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