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ERIC Number: ED053214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 6
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Item Writing Rule Conformity as Related to Biographical Item Response Stability.
Golden, George M.; And Others
This study examined relationships among conformity to biographical item writing rules, rated stability, and obtained response stability. First and second administration data were collected and a stability index was obtained on 88 items using a college freshmen sample (N=106). One group of judges then educed rules to discriminate between the more stable and the less stable items, and a second group judged the conformity of each item to the seven educed rules. Intercorrelations were computed among the rule conformity indices, Probable Response Stability scale ratings, and the obtained stability indices. Although three of the rules were significantly related to item stability, using them to compute multiple correlations did not enhance prediction of stability compared with application of the ratings alone. Practical implications for optimizing biographical item stability and improving a priori prediction of response stability in future research are discussed. (Author/AG)
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Note: Paper presented in a session on Testing and Training Materials at the Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado, May 1971