PSY3041- Quiz 1

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  • 1. 
    Q 1.  As used by your textbook authors, the term psychological assessment applies to
    • A. 

      A. clinical settings only

    • B. 

      B. self-administered tests only

    • C. 

      C. employment, clinical, and educational settings only

    • D. 

      D. the use of tests and other tools of evaluation

  • 2. 
    Q2. It is incorrect to conceive of error “creeping into” the measure process because
    • A. 

      A. this implies that it appears slowly when in reality it is instantaneous

    • B. 

      B. to do so is to imply that error is negative when in reality it is positive

    • C. 

      C. error is a well acknowledged part of the measurement process

    • D. 

      D. all of these

  • 3. 
    Q3. A score earned by a testtaker on a psychological test may BEST be viewed as equal to 
    • A. 

      A. the raw score plus the observed score

    • B. 

      B. the error score

    • C. 

      C. the true score

    • D. 

      D. the true score plus error

  • 4. 
    Q4. A panel interview is a tool of assessment that is MOST likely to be employed by
    • A. 

      A. clinical psychologists

    • B. 

      B. educators

    • C. 

      C. human resource professionals

    • D. 

      D. entry-level neuropsychologists

  • 5. 
    Q5. The directions for scoring a particular motor ability test instruct the examiner to “Give credit if the child holds his hands open most of the time.” Because what constitutes “most of the time” is not specifically defined, directions such as these could result in lower reliability estimates for
    • A. 

      A. test-retest reliability

    • B. 

      B. alternate-form reliability

    • C. 

      C. inter-score reliability

    • D. 

      D. parallel forms reliability

  • 6. 
    Q 6. Psychology testing
    • A. 

      A. is typically more lengthy than assessment

    • B. 

      B. may be one component of the process of assessment

    • C. 

      C. is characteristically broader in scope than assessment

    • D. 

      D. tends to be less accurate than assessment

  • 7. 
    Q7. As the term is applied to a test, validity is a judgment or estimate of how well a test
    • A. 

      A. measures what it purports to measure

    • B. 

      B. measures what is purports to measure in a particular context

    • C. 

      C. satisfies the deductions that could logically be made from inferences about it

    • D. 

      D. all of these

  • 8. 
    Q8. In calculating the content validity ratio, panelists are asked to determine
    • A. 

      A. if the test item has face vailidity and an acceptable level of reliability

    • B. 

      B. if the item is too long or too short

    • C. 

      C. if the test item is ambiguous

    • D. 

      D. if the skill or knowledge measured by the item is essential

  • 9. 
    Q9. A standard against which a test or test score is evaluated is known as a
    • A. 

      A. facet

    • B. 

      B. correlation coefficient

    • C. 

      C. validity coefficient

    • D. 

      D. criterion

  • 10. 
    Q10. Predictive and concurrent validity can be subsumed under
    • A. 

      A. content validity

    • B. 

      B. criterion-related validity

    • C. 

      C. face validity

    • D. 

      D. true score validity

  • 11. 
    Q11.      Which is NOT a possible source of error variance?
    • A. 

      A) Test administration

    • B. 

      B) Test scoring

    • C. 

      C) Test interpretation

    • D. 

      D) All are possible sources of error variance

  • 12. 
    Q12      The term psychometrics
    • A. 

      A) Was derived from the Latin for “to confuse and befuddle”

    • B. 

      B) Is used to refer collectively to test catalogues, manuals, and reports

    • C. 

      C) May be defined as the science of psychological measurement

    • D. 

      D) All of these

  • 13. 
    Q13.      An approach to personality assessment that does not employ self-report methods is referred to as:
    • A. 

      A) A reflective method

    • B. 

      B) A projective method

    • C. 

      C) A factorial method

    • D. 

      D) A nonempirical method

  • 14. 
     Q14. Norms come in many different forms. Which of the following is NOT referred to by the term “norms”?
    • A. 

      A) Trait norms

    • B. 

      B) Age norms

    • C. 

      C) Grade norms

    • D. 

      D) Percentile norms

  • 15. 
    Q15.      Which of the following is TRUE about error in psychological measurement?
    • A. 

      A) As with other fields, error is synonymous with “mistake”

    • B. 

      B) Error only refers to deliberate misinterpretation of results rather than carelessness

    • C. 

      C) Error is an expected component of measurement

    • D. 

      D) Error can be eliminated only by care and vigilance

  • 16. 
    Q16.      An individual being evaluated for employment as a police officer is asked to put himself in the place of an arresting officer who has just been threatened by a suspect. This sort of evaluation is BEST described as:
    • A. 

      A) Role play

    • B. 

      B) Portfolio analysis

    • C. 

      C) Case history

    • D. 

      D) Behavioural observation

  • 17. 
    Q17.      Which of the following represents a problem unique to self-report personality tests?
    • A. 

      A) Respondents might be unwilling to reveal something negative about themselves

    • B. 

      B) Respondents maybe too “low” on the construct being measured for the trait to register properly on the test.

    • C. 

      C) The reading ability of the respondents may prevent them from responding accurately to items

    • D. 

      D) All of these

  • 18. 
    Q18. The term psychometric soundness refers to
    • A. 

      A. The general psychiatric health of an assessee

    • B. 

      B. Mental status of an individual during assessment

    • C. 

      C. Technical quality of a test or other tool of assessment

    • D. 

      D. Competence of a defendant to stand trial

  • 19. 
    Q19. Face validity refers to  
    • A. 

      A. the most preferred method for determining validity

    • B. 

      B. another name for content validity

    • C. 

      C. the appearance of relevancy of the test items

    • D. 

      D. validity determined by means of face-to-face interviews

  • 20. 
    Q20. The publication of which psychologocial test served as a catalyst for the early, international growth of the field of psychological measures?
    • A. 

      A. the Binet Intelligence Test

    • B. 

      B. the Rorschach Inkblot Test

    • C. 

      C. the OSS assessment battery

    • D. 

      D. the Mooney Problem Checklist

  • 21. 
    Q21. When a test must be administered with an aid of a translator,
    • A. 

      A. subtle nuances of meaning may be ‘lost in translation’

    • B. 

      B. pre-training of the translator is desirable

    • C. 

      C. pre-training of the assessor is desirable

    • D. 

      D. all of these

  • 22. 
    Q22. In general, approximately what percentage of scores would be expected to fall within two standard deviations above or below the standard error of measurement of the ‘true score’ on a test?
    • A. 

      A. 85%

    • B. 

      B. 90%

    • C. 

      C. 95%

    • D. 

      D. 99%

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