TITLE

EMPIRICAL DATA ON THE SCORING OF TRUE-FALSE TESTS

AUTHOR(S)
Paterson, Donald G.; Langlie, T. A.
PUB. DATE
August 1925
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Psychology;Aug25, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p339
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the reliability and validity of true-false tests that utilize the traditional right minus wrong scoring formula. It tests the following assumptions by psychologists: guessing enters into true-false tests; the effect of guessing is counteracted by a right minus wrong scoring formula; and the right minus wrong scoring method is more reliable than scoring by the number right or by the number wrong. It provides data on the reliability and validity coefficients of different scoring methods for true-false tests.
ACCESSION #
24503516

 

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