Chapter 6: Research Design Explained
You are now at the Chapter 6 section of the book's student Web site. Here you can
Look over a
of the key terms and another of the
problems that measures face
. Then, look at a
of the key terms.
Test yourself on the chapter objectives
Test yourself on the key terms.
Quick matching test
Download a more challenging matching test
Take some practice quizzes.
Short, general Quiz
More specific quizzes
Quiz A over the first (sensitivity) part of Chapter 6
Quiz B over the first part of Chapter 6
Quiz A over the second (scales of measurement) part of Chapter 6
Quiz B over the second part of Chapter 6
Review by filling out a
, looking at the
and reading the
Do some very short (about 5 second) simulations to understand how
a limited range of scores could harm sensitivity
random error can harm sensitivity
Use the appropriate "Measure chooser" link below to practice choosing the right measure for the situation.
If you want to have a better understanding of scales of measurement, use one of the links below to download the "Scales of measurement " tutorial.
To gain a better understanding of scales of measurement, explore the following links.
Dr. Ken Salzwedel's Half Page Summary of Scales of Measurement
A one page tutorial on scales of measurement
To learn more about psychological testing, explore the following links.
APA's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Psychological Tests.
This guide will briefly tell you about basic references for finding tests and measures--references that should be in your library.
A good list of questionnaires and tests
(Alan Reifman's Questionnaire Instrument Compendium)
Dr. Miserandino's links to personality tests
A fun source of tests of varying levels of validity
Help with answering the end-of-chapter exercises.
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