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R & vanR Chapter 4 Quiz

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Please answer each of the following questions to help you self-assess your understanding of "Chapter 4: Measurement" (Remler & Van Ryzin, 2010)
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2. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell A construct or trait that is not directly observable.A construct or trait that is directly observable. Contrasts with a latent construct.The concept or trait that a measure is trying to capture.The process of devising or identifying an empirical measure.Concept, construct, or characteristic of which the measurement is sought.The use of measurement for administrative purposes or leadership strategy.The score or result produced by a measurement process.The process of systematically observing some feature or characteristic of the world and then recording it in the form of a number or category.Stage in measurement process in which the construct (or concept) to be measured is carefully and fully defined.A facet of a multifaceted construct, also called a dimension.A facet of a multifaceted construct, also called a domain.
Performance Measurement
Measure
Conceptualization
Operationalization *This question is required
Latent Construct *This question is required
Domain *This question is required
Measurement
Constuct
Dimension *This question is required
Manifest Construct
Trait
3. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Carefully specified procedures for using the instruments properly in measurement.How well a measure represents the construct of interest.Tools that help measure something, such as a survey instrument.A person who responds to a survey providing information about someone else.Some observable measure that reveals information about a factor or latent trait.Composite measure composed of multiple items, which may be selected for different reasons.A measure that substitutes for another unavailable measure.Situation in a survey in which a person who responds provides information about someone else.A composite measure composed of multiple items, which are correlated with each other and thought to reflect a single latent construct.The technicians, interviewers, trained observers, and other personnel who implement research protocols.
Scale *This question is required
Validity (of a measure) *This question is required
Index *This question is required
Proxy
Instrument (of Measurement)
Research Personnel
Proxy Reporting
Indicator
Protocols
Proxy Respondent
4. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Extent to which a measure is independent of (not correlated with) other measures in the same data set that it does not logically relate to.The extent to which a measure behaves in a statistical model in a way that would be expected, based on theory and prior research.How well a measure captures all the important dimensions of a construct.The extent to which a measure predicts logically related outcomes or behaviors in the future.The extent to which a measure concurs or agrees with other established classifications or test scores.On the face of it, how well a measure captures what it is supposed to measure - the extent to which a measure makes intuitive sense.The extent to which a measure behaves as it should in a system or network of other variables.The extent to which a measure correlates with other closely related measures in the same data set.The extent to which a measure relates, empirically, to various criteria that can demonstrate its validity.When survey respondents are asked to report their own behaviors or characteristics.
Criterion-Related Validity
Convergent Validity
Content Validity
Construct Validity *This question is required
Discriminant Validity *This question is required
Predictive Validity
Nomological Validity *This question is required
Concurrent Validity
Self-Reporting
Face Validity
5. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Errors - deviations from the true construct in a measure - that are not systematic and average out to zero. Also called noise.An approach to determining reliability based on measuring the same thing twice.The extent to which two forms of a test or measure are really the same.Errors - or deviations from the true construct in a measure that are systematic and do not average out to zero. Also called bias.Consistency of a measure.A measure of reliability of a composite measure such as a scale based on dividing the items randomly into two halves and then looking at the correlation between the two halves.How similar the scores of different raters or interviewers are when they measure the same person or object.Random measurement error.The average of all possible split-half correlations; a measure of the internal reliability of a multi-item scale.Systematic error in a measure or causal effect.
Systematic Measurement Error
Bias
Random Measurement Error
Noise
Reliability
Test-Retest Reliability
Interrater Reliability
Split-Half Reliability *This question is required
Cronbach's Alpha *This question is required
Parallel Forms Reliability *This question is required
6. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell The units that define the numbers in quantitative variables - how many of what that numbers refer to. Also referred to as simply units.The consistency of coding qualitative data.A quantitative measure in which the size of a difference - an interval - has meaning, but there is no meaningful zero. Contrasts with ratio measure.Categorical variables that have no intrinsic order.Variables that take the forms of numbers that refer to actual quantities of something.The distinction between quantitative and categorical variables, or "ladder of measurement": nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio.Categorical variables that can be put in a meaningful order.Categorical variable that has only two values 0 and 1, where 1 indicates being in the category named by the variable and 0 indicates not being in it. Also called indicator variable.A quantitative measure in which there is a meaningful zero and the size of a difference, an interval, has meaning. Contrasts with interval measure.Variables that refer to categories and not to an actual quantity.
Code-Recode Reliability
Level of Measurement
Quantitative Variables
Categorical Variables
Unit of Measurement
Interval Measure
Ratio Measure
Nominal Categorical Variables *This question is required
Ordinal Categorical Variables *This question is required
Dummy Variable *This question is required
7. Researchers developing the HIV-Knowledge Questionnaire found that it was positively correlated with other similar measures such as the AIDS Risk Behavior Knowledge Test. Based on this description, the measure has *This question is required.
8. To measure individualism, a study included survey questions based on three components of the concept: autonomy, mature self-responsibility, and uniqueness. These three components can be referred to as *This question is required.
9. A measure of bureaucratic red tape included many important dimensions of the construct, such as delays, rules and procedures, and the number of people required to make decisions. Based on this description, the red tape measure has *This question is required.
10. A study found that college students who score higher on a measure of “public service motivation” (which includes dimensions such as attraction to policy-making, feelings of compassion, and attitudes about civic duty) are more likely to work for a government agency or nonprofit organization rather than a for-profit business when they graduate. Based on this description, this measure has *This question is required.
11. What is the level of measurement? *This question is required.
12. What is the unit of measurement? *This question is required.
13. What is the unit of analysis? *This question is required.
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