Carlo Chiorri ‘s Psychometric Pages

May 2, 2017

Getting started in the right way

Filed under: Uncategorized — chiorri @ 11:04 am

When developing a new psychological test, you try do it as soon as possible and run quickly along the validation study. But doing such things as avoiding the preliminary study in which you should test the initial item pool, you make yourself blind to wording errors and response biases, and sooner or later you will be obliged to re-start from the very beginning. But if you pay attention to the coverage of the target domain, and focus on within-construct issues instead of putting a premature emphasis on between-networks research, then you may discover that you actually saved research time.  This understanding extends to every psychological test. 

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