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Questions tagged [validation]

For requesting empirical validation studies of questionnaires, IQ tests, psychometric instruments and other measures.

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Study on the learning of programming concepts in pre-university students

I want to investigate the ability of a group of students to learn programming concepts in one hour. The students are grouped by ages: 6 - 17. The tasks are divided into concept and type. Each concept ...
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Is it okay to use “fixed number of factors” in EFA after contradicting results from MAP test and eigenvalues?

I need help with my data analysis. I am using a non-validated translated questionnaire in my survey. The purpose of it is not to validate the measure in a different language and its construct validity,...
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The origin of the term “construct” in the cognitive sciences

So, I was just wondering - who can be attributed as originating the idea of a "construct" in psychology? Does the general concept of an epistemic "construct" feed directly into the way the term is ...
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Does the construct validity of a test prove that the construct is real? [duplicate]

Does the construct validity of a test prove that the construct is real? I'm guessing that it may suggest that the construct captures something real (concrete). But wikipedia seems to be saying ...
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What bias is responsible for people perceiving immediate and sudden value over long time value delivery as more?

I have a scenario where people are receiving a massive value of not getting sick and dying in a relatively long period but not valuing it as much as short term solutions that make them feel better ...
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Can a multiple choice test reliably measure decision making speed?

Are there any studies showing that there is a direct connection (or a lack of a connection) between performance on a speeded, written, multiple choice test, and making quick decisions during a ...
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If a person constantly invalidates your feelings is he/she a narcissist? [closed]

If someone constantly invalidates your experiences and feelings does that mean they are a narcissist? For example, if I am really hurt by someone and I go to a friend for support and my friend always ...
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Does this recent twin study contradict Anders Erricson's view on the hereditary basis of talent?

The Swedish Psychologist Anders Erricson has published many reports stating that talent is "made and not born". In his book 'The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance', he has stated ...
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How is doing a manipulation check different from doing the analysis on the main dependent variable?

How is doing a so-called manipulation check (i.e. checking to see whether the different groups actually differ for different levels of the independent variable) different from doing - as a main ...
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Has anyone formally tested Josh Pellicer's theory on human sexual behavior?

I read Josh Pellicer's book titled "Tao of Badass." He discusses the sexual behavior of men and women and how they interact during the dating process. However, I have been unable to find any ...
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What is the estimated cost of validating a psychometric test? [closed]

I had a conversation with my colleague about the estimated cost for validating a psychometric test (e.g., personality test in I/O psychology) How many people should be included and what are they job ...
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Is Allen Carr's “easy way to stop smoking” a form of cognitive therapy?

David Burns is a cognitive therapist, who in his Feeling Good describes how to overcome depression. He states that depression is a logical result of irrational negative thoughts, which can be ...
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Is neurolinguistic programming effective in influencing sales processes?

In my country neurolinguistic programming (NLP) has become very popular in sales departments. Therefore, I wonder if there are any experiments which examine the contribution of NLP to the sales ...
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Do the motivations and fears behind Enneagram have any scientific reasoning?

Background The Enneagram personality typing system defines set of motivations and basic fears for its nine personality types among people. The system seems to be aimed at personal development of a ...