write a paper in which you answer the following questions and complete the following:
What is a psychological construct?
How are concepts and constructs typically measured in the field of psychology? Use the readings and outside sources (if you like) to defend your answer.
What is a psychological test?
What is the unique value of a test as compared to some other means of getting information about people? Use the readings and outside sources (if you like) to defend your answer.
Answer Kline (Chapter 1, questions 1, 2, 5, and 6)
Choose one construct of interest that you intend to make a scale on. Provide a conceptual definition of such construct based on existing literature. Provide a brief description of individuals who “possess” the construct or those who may score high on a scale measuring the construct and a person who might score low on the same construct.
Kline Chapter 1, questions 1,2,5, and 6 below
1. Recall a time when a test score had an impact on your life or the life of someone you know. Describe what was measured, how it was measured, and how the score was used. Indicate the degree to which you felt like the test score was used appropriately and why.
2. An a level of 0 .05 means what? What about an a level of 0.01, 0.001, .10. or .20?
5. At what level would the following variables be measured?
a. Distances between towns
b. Intelligence measured by an IQ test
c. The rank ordering of members of a class based on height
d. The numbering of those with blue eyes 1, brown eyes 2, green eyes 3, and other colors 4
6. If I obtain a score of 100 on a test that has a mean of 120 and a standard deviation of 10, what is my standard score? What would be my T score (mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10)?