ERIC Number: EJ553102
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Can Validity Rise When Reliability Declines?
Feldt, Leonard S.
Applied Measurement in Education, v10 n4 p377-87 1997
It has often been asserted that the reliability of a measure places an upper limit on its validity. This article demonstrates in theory that validity can rise when reliability declines, even when validity evidence is a correlation with an acceptable criterion. Whether empirical examples can actually be found is an open question. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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