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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB01H3
Professor
Anna Nagy
Semester
Fall

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PSYB01CH5 Measurement ConceptsThe most common measurement strategy is to ask people to tell you about themselves How many times have you argued with your spouse in the past week How would you rate your overall happinessWe need to consider reliability validity and reactivity of measures and scales of measurementRELIABILITY OF MEASURESReliability refers to the consistency or stability of a measure of behavior Ex Professor Renuka may seem reliable because she starts class on time while Professor Michelle may seem unreliable because she starts class late Similarly a reliable measure of a psychological variable such as intelligence will yield the same result each time you administer the intelligence test to the same person The test would be unreliable if it measure the same person average on
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