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ERIC Number: ED080601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
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Is Culture-Fairness Objective or Subjective?
Darlington, Richard B.
The search for a satisfactory objective definition of a culture-fair test is doomed to failure, except in the special case in which different cultural groups have the same mean scores on the criterion variable to be predicted by the test. In the general case, it can be shown that no test (except one with the rare quality of perfect validity) can meet all the criteria reasonably expected of a "culture fair" test. The search for an objective definition of culture fairness must herefore be replaced by a subjective judgment of the degree of validity a tester is willing to sacrifice in order to select more or fewer members of certain cultural groups. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at symposium of annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Lousiiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)