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Meir, Elchanan I.; Gati, Itamar – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
In many personality and interest inventories, a score profile, rather than a single score, is attributed to each subject. Six applicable criteria are suggested for use in examining the adequacy of items in such inventories. These criteria relate to the items' response distributions, internal consistency, and discriminative value. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Interest Inventories, Item Analysis, Personality Measures
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Kuder, Frederic; Diamond, Esther E.; Zytowski, Donald G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998
Predictive validity, generally taken to be the prime validity that occupationally normed interest inventories should demonstrate, is dependent on the capacity of an instrument to differentiate between occupations. A comparison of two methods of differentiation shows that a method using proportions of each occupational group to assign item-scoring…
Descriptors: Interest Inventories, Occupational Tests, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity