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ERIC Number: EJ779660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Reliability as Argument
Parkes, Jay
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v26 n4 p2-10 Win 2007
Reliability consists of both important social and scientific values and methods for evidencing those values, though in practice methods are often conflated with the values. With the two distinctly understood, a reliability argument can be made that articulates the particular reliability values most relevant to the particular measurement situation and then the most appropriate evidence and theory to support an argument for the presence of that value. The steps in making a reliability argument are explained and an extended example is given. The article is intended to provoke discussion, debate, and the development of additional reliability methodologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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