Professional psychologists must understand the concepts of reliability and validity in terms of testing and be able to adequately respond when tests are considered unreliable or invalid. This assignment requires that you analyze research regarding reliability and validity of testing instruments and write a paper including with a related annotated bibliography.
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Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that describes the importance of reliability and validity with regard to testing instruments. Include the following in your paper:
- A discussion in support of the importance of using tests that have high levels of reliability and validity,
- A discussion of the ramifications of using tests that do not meet these criteria.
Support your paper with an annotated bibliography (650-700 words total excluding the citations and links) of 7 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that were used to form your arguments above. Your annotated bibliography should include:
- A statement of the purpose of the study.
- An examination of the study’s conclusions.
- Other information that is unique or important to recall about the study.
Davis, M. H., Hall, J. A., & Mayer, P. S. (2016). Developing a new measure of entrepreneurial mindset: Reliability, validity, and implications for practitioners. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 68(1), 21-48. doi:10.1037/cpb0000045
Geytenbeek, J. J., Mokkink, L. B., Knol, D. L., Vermeulen, R. J., & Oostrom, K. J. (2014). Reliability and validity of the C-BiLLT: A new instrument to assess comprehension of spoken language in young children with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 30(3), 252-266. doi:10.3109/07434618.2014.924992
Morera, O. F., & Stokes, S. M. (2016). Coefficient α as a measure of test score reliability: Review of 3 popular misconceptions. American Journal of Public Health, 106(3), 458-461. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302993
Naglieri, J. A., LeBuffe, P., & Shapiro, V. B. (2011). Universal screening for social–emotional competencies: A study of the reliability and validity of the DESSA‐mini. Psychology In The Schools, 48(7), 660-671. doi:10.1002/pits.20586
Shono, Y., Ames, S. L., & Stacy, A. W. (2016). Evaluation of internal validity using modern test theory: Application to word association. Psychological Assessment, 28(2), 194-204. doi:10.1037/pas0000175
Stanfill, M. L., Viglione, D. J., & Resende, A. C. (2013). Measuring psychological development with the Rorschach. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(2), 174-186. doi:10.1080/00223891.2012.740538
Wollin, M., Purdam, C., & Drew, M. K. (2016). Reliability of externally fixed dynamometry hamstring strength testing in elite youth football players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(1), 93-96. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2015.01.012