Chapter 5 Exercises: Set B

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1. Making responses anonymous will be equally effective in reducing both social desirability bias and bias due to following demand characteristics.
2. Internal consistency helps make the case that your measure has discriminant validity.
3. Internal consistency helps make the case that your measure has construct validity.
4. Content validity is important for knowledge tests.
5. Shortening a test would probably harm its content validity.
6. Shortening a test would probably harm its internal consistency.
7. Internal consistency may be assessed by split-half reliability coefficients.
8. If lovers score higher on a "love" test than strangers, the love test has discriminant validity.
9. If friends do not score higher on a "love" test than strangers, the test has some discriminant validity.
10. A test of empathy that did not correlate with intelligence would have convergent validity.
11. If therapists with high scores on an empathy test have better success rates than therapists with lower scores, then the empathy test has convergent validity.
12. If a test over Chapters 1, 2, and 3 has 30 questions on Chapter 1, 15 questions on Chapter 2, and only 5 questions on Chapter 3, we might suspect that the test lacked content validity.




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