A2 psychology internal validity definitions

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1. what is the definition of : whether the test or measuring instrument covers the whole area of the topic

  • face validity
  • content validity
  • concurrent validity
  • predictive validity
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2. how would you check for content validity:

  • correlating your test with one in the future
  • experts examine all parts of the test until they agree that the content is appropriate
  • correlate scores from a new test that has not been validated and an old established test. look for a strong positive correlation
  • you would get people to make a judgment

3. how would you check for predictive validity:

  • correlating your test with one in the future
  • experts examine all parts of the test until they agree that the content is appropriate
  • you would get people to make a judgment
  • correlate scores from a new test that has not been validated and an old established test. look for a strong positive correlation

4. what is the definition of compearing your test with an old one :

  • concurrent validity
  • predictive validity
  • face validity
  • content validity

5. how would you check for concurrent validity:

  • experts examine all parts of the test until they agree that the content is appropriate
  • correlate scores from a new test that has not been validated and an old established test. look for a strong positive correlation
  • you would get people to make a judgment
  • correlating your test with one in the future

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