ERIC Number: EJ482657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Can There Be Validity without Reliability?
Moss, Pamela A.
Educational Researcher, v23 n2 p5-12 Mar 1994
The assumption that reliability is a necessary but insufficient condition for validity in assessment is challenged by exploring a dialectic between psychometric and hermeneutic approaches to drawing and warranting interpretations of human products of performance. Hermeneutic alternatives for epistemological and ethical purposes expand the range of high-stakes assessment. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Research, Epistemology, Ethics, Evaluation Methods, Hermeneutics, High Stakes Tests, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Objective Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Psychometrics, Reliability, Research Reports, Test Interpretation, Test Use, Validity
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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