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ERIC Number: EJ941222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Do Adjusted Subscores Lack Validity? Don't Blame the Messenger
Sinharay, Sandip; Haberman, Shelby J.; Wainer, Howard
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v71 n5 p789-797 Oct 2011
There are several techniques that increase the precision of subscores by borrowing information from other parts of the test. These techniques have been criticized on validity grounds in several of the recent publications. In this note, the authors question the argument used in these publications and suggest both inherent limits to the validity argument and empirical issues worth examining. (Contains 4 notes, 1 table, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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