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What is that scale considered? A person who weighs 100 pounds steps onto a scale which indicates that they weigh 200 pounds. He/she gets off the scale, steps back on, and it still reads 200 pounds.

This question is part of Chapter 1 An Introduction to Sociology: Quick Quiz
Asked by Sociology, Last updated: Dec 30, 2019

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M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Jan 04, 2019

If there is anything that needs to be correct, it is a scales for weighing people. Women often do not want the scales to be wrong when it shows that they are weighing more than they actually are. Often times, people think their scales are wrong because they think they should be a smaller size and they want to be of less weight.

However, if a scales is actually wrong in the amount of pounds, then the scales are not totally bad. They may still be reliable and not a piece of junk, but their results are not valid. Reliability of an object means that the items is performing consistently the same as these scales were. Validity refers to the outcome being wrong.

 

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Answered Sep 28, 2018

Reliable but not valid
 

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