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Methods for Improving Measurement Reliability

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Which of the following is the best definition of reliability?

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1. Mary wants to make sure that her survey is reliable. To do this, Mary runs a test to see how reliable her survey is. Which of the following methods is Mary using?

2. Which of these is NOT something that can cause inconsistency in results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Maintaining reliable methods of measurement is very important in ensuring that your experiment results are consistent and reliable, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the methods you can use to obtain reliable results. The questions on the quiz will test you on reliability as a concept, reliability analysis, and methods for maintaining reliability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of reliability
  • Characteristic of a reliability analysis
  • Causes of inconsistent results
  • Way(s) to increase reliability

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 reliability, reliability analysis, and tools you can use to maintain reliable experiment results from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as reliability and reliability analysis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding reliability and reliability analysis, as well as what you know about methods used to improve measurement reliability

Additional Learning

To learn more about these methods, review the accompanying lesson titled Methods for Improving Measurement Reliability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define reliability, reliability analysis, and consistency
  • Identify the potential causes of inconsistency in results
  • Understand the three methods for improving the reliability of your measurements discussed in this lesson
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