The Relationship Between Reliability & Validity


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What is psychological measurement?

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1. When baking, Gail always sets her oven 50 degrees hotter than the recipe requires because her oven's thermometer is consistently 50 degrees off. Which statement below best describes this situation?

2. James needs to determine the weight of an object. He uses a meter stick to do so. Obviously, this will not work. Which term applies most directly to James' problem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you gauge your understanding of both reliability and validity. To do well on the quiz, you will need to know terms like reliability and psychological measurement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Definition of psychological measurement
  • Reliability
  • Validity
  • Relationship between reliability and validity

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding reliability and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between reliability and validity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding psychological measurement

Additional Learning

To increase your understanding of validity and reliability, review the complementary lesson called The Relationship Between Reliability & Validity. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what reliability is
  • Understand the importance of validity
  • Find the relationship between validity and reliability
  • Define psychological measurement