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Cettina fills out a personality inventory several times over the course of one year. The results of each administration of the test are extremely different. Cettina’s situation suggests that this personality inventory may not be

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Cettina fills out a personality inventory several times over the course of one year. The results of each administration of the test are extremely different. Cettina’s situation suggests that this personality inventory may not be

(A) reliable.
(B) standardized.
(C) normed.
(D) projective.
(E) fair.

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(A) reliable.

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A test that does not yield consistent results is not reliable. Such a test may still have been standardized and normed, both of which mean that it has been pretested on a large population and structured so that certain percentages of people answer each question in certain ways. Projective tests are used by psychoanalysts to try to see what is in a person’s unconscious. Fair is not a scientific term; tests may be perceived as unfair for a variety of reasons.

 
Posted : 02/03/2024 5:53 pm
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