Types of Measurement: Direct, Indirect & Constructs

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Which of the following best defines psychological measurement?

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1. Darren measures how tall his younger brother is. Which of the following types of measurement is Darren using?

2. Helen's client tells her about how she saved a girl from drowning. Helen decides to use this as an example of her client's heroic behavior. Which of the following types of measurement is Helen using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how to discover the psychological traits in someone, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of direct and indirect types of measurement. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what psychological measurement is as well as knowing how direct observation can be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of psychological measurement
  • Examples of direct and indirect observation
  • Type of indirect observation
  • Construct characteristics

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding indirect observation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of psychological measurement
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychological measurement lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what you can deduce by watching someone, review the corresponding lesson on Types of Measurement: Direct, Indirect & Constructs. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what psychological measurement is
  • Identify the main ways to measure traits
  • Describe the difference between direct and indirect observation
  • Explain why some traits cannot be measured
  • Appreciate how psychologists understand constructs
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