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ERIC Number: EJ856450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Correcting Fallacies in Validity, Reliability, and Classification
Sijtsma, Klaas
International Journal of Testing, v9 n3 p167-194 2009
This article reviews three topics from test theory that continue to raise discussion and controversy and capture test theorists' and constructors' interest. The first topic concerns the discussion of the methodology of investigating and establishing construct validity; the second topic concerns reliability and its misuse, alternative definitions of reliability, and methods for estimating reliability; and the third topic concerns the relationships between reliability, test length, and the insufficient quality of decision making using short but reliable tests. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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