METHODS EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE
METHODS EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE Psych 30900
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CHAPTER 1 What is a test? What is a cognitive ability test? Give an example. What are the 3 types of cognitive ability tests? Define them. What is a Personality test? What are the 2 types of personality tests? What is a neuropsychological test? Describe China’s history of testing: What were Darwin and Galton’s influences on testing? Describe the history of cognitive ability tests: What was WWI’s impact on testing? What was the Woodworth Personal Data sheet? Who was Wechsler? What did he do? CHAPTER 2 What is the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics? Define each scale of measurement: Nominal: Ordinal: Interval: Ratio: What is a percentile rank? Draw a positive and negative skewed distribution. Give a definition for each of the following: Mean: Standard Deviation: Z score: Norms: Within group norming: What are the characteristics of a normal distribution? What is a normreferenced test? What is a criterionreferenced test? CHAPTER 3 What do scatter diagrams represent? Define each term: Regression line: Principle of least squares: Point of least squares: Best fitting line: Residuals: Standard error estimate: Correlation coefficients: Coefficient of determination: Pointbiserial correlations: Range restriction: Factor analysis: CHAPTER 4 What is reliability? What is classical test theory? What is domain sampling? What is standard error of measurement? Reliability coefficients are measured in ____________. What is conceptualization of error? What is itemresponse theory? List possible sources of error on tests: What is the testretest method? What error does it involve? What is internal consistency? What is the splithalf method? What is the SpearmanBrown Formula? Define coefficient alpha: Describe how one might evaluate reliability in behavioral observation: What are 2 ways one can increase reliability? CHAPTER 5 Define the following terms: Validity: Face validity: Content validity: Criterion validity: Predictive validity: Concurrent validity: Validity coefficients: What does restricted range mean? What is construct validity? How does this relate to convergent and discriminant evidence?
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