PSY312 – TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSY312 – TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PSYCHOLOGY

1. Within the major category of personality tests, two major subdivisions of tests are ______.

a. objective and subjective
b. objective and projective
c. valid and reliable
d. valid and invalid

2. Which is one of the crucial assumptions we make in the field of testing?

a. Traits are quite unstable
b. There are relatively few traits
c. There are a nearly infinite number of traits
d. Traits are reasonably stable.

3. Who was primarily responsible for the transmission of Darwinian ideas of evolution into the emerging field of psychology?

a. Cattell
b. Wundt
c. Binet
d. Galton
4.Who is credited with inventing the bivariate distribution?

a. Cattell
b. Binet
c. Wundt
d. Galton

5. the interest in making education more ________.
a. profitable
b. scientific
c. enjoyable
d. affordable
d.

6. The Rorschach Inkblot Test is a prime example of what type of test?

a. projective
b. objective
c. speeded
d. power

7. Which set of reviews is available in electronic form?

a. Test Critiques
b. MMY
c. both
d. neither
8. Which source of information would be best regarding whether the answer sheets for a particular test can be scored with a certain machine (scanner)?
a. journals
b. electronic listings
c. special purpose collections
d. publisher’s catalog

9. One of the sources of information about tests is “books about single tests.” What is the major disadvantage of this source of information?
a. The books are too expensive
b. Such books are available for only a few tests
c. The books tend to be in foreign languages
d. Such books are not revised often enough.

10 Which of the following generally would NOT be included in an introductory kit for a test?

a. technical manual
b. test booklet
c. answer sheets d.
d. publisher’s catalog

11. Which of the following provides electronic access to test reviews?

a. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
b. EBSCOHost’s Mental Measurements Yearbook
c. ETS Test Collection
d. Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures

12. Which is a commonly used alternate name for a test’s introductory kit?

a. sampler
b. pretest
c. test list
d. specimen set

13. The point in a distribution that divides data into two groups having equal frequencies is called the______.
a. median
b. mean
c. mode
d. midrange

14. A leptokurtic distribution is one that is ____ than a normal distribution.

a. more jagged
b. flatter
c. more peaked
d. smoother

15. The tails of the theoretical normal distribution continue to infinity approaching the base but never reach it. Thus, we call the tails ______.
a. asymptotic
b. symmetrical
c. leptokurtic
d. unimodal

16. One of the practical problems of using percentile ranks for reporting scores is ______.

a. remembering whether 1 or 99 is the best score
b. distinguishing them from stanine scores
c. calculating them
d. distinguishing them from percent-right scores

17. Which is NOT one of the main categories of norms?

a. percentiles
b. standard scores
c. statistics
d. developmental norms

18. Olivia got 36 out of 50 right on the spelling test. We conclude that this is horrible performance. What type of interpretation does this conclusion illustrate?
a. norm-referenced
b. criterion-referenced
c. grade-specific referencing
d. achievement-referencing

19. Test reliability deals primarily with ______.

a. long-term stability
b. short-term stability
c. both long and short-term stability
d. neither long-term nor short-term stability
20. The Pearson correlation coefficient assumes that the relationship between X and Y is ______.

a. curvilinear
b. linear
c. circular
d. random

21. Consider the hypothetical distribution of many observed scores around the true score for an individual. If the test is highly reliable, then the observed scores will be ______ around the true score.
a. tightly clustered
b. widely scattered
c. moderately scattered
d. can’t tell without more information

22. The odd-even method of determining reliability is a particular application of the _______ method.
a. split-half
b. coefficient alpha
c. inter-scorer
d. test-retest

23. The standard error of measurement (SEM) is the standard deviation of a hypothetically infinite number of obtained scores around the test-taker’s ______.
a. raw score
b. error score
c. observed score
d. true score

24. The precision of measurement index obtained in item response theory is a type of _________ reliability.
a. test-retest
b. inter-scorer
c. internal consistency
d. alternate form

25. We observe that a correlation coefficient was determined on a group much more homogeneous than the group in which we are interested. To estimate the correlation in the group in which we are interested, we would apply the formula for _______.
a. correction for range restriction
b. correction for unreliability
c. correction for continuity
d. correction for small size

 

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