The Importance of Measurement in the Research Process


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Which of the following best defines a psychological measurement?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a purpose of psychological measurement?

2. Which type of measure is the SAT test?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measurement in research relate vital information on what is actually taking place in a study, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the importance of measurement and some common measures in psychological studies. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on the definition and purpose of psychological measurement, observational measurement, your understanding of task performance, and self-report measurement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Defining psychological measurement
  • Determining the purpose of psychological measurement
  • Defining observational measurement
  • SAT test
  • Self-reporting measurements

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on measurement in the research process from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as self-reporting measurements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding measurements in research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about measurements in the research process

Additional Learning

To learn more about measurements in the research process, review the accompanying lesson The Importance of Measurement in the Research Process. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose of measurement
  • Define psychological measurement
  • Discuss the importance of measurements in psychological studies
  • Understand the common measurements used in psychological studies
  • Differentiate between the three common types of psychological measurements discussed in this lesson