Quantifying Construct Validity: Two Simple Measures

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Quantifying Construct Validity: Two Simple Measures

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dc.contributor.author Westen, Drew
dc.contributor.author Rosenthal, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-26T19:07:35Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Westen, Drew, and Robert Rosenthal. 2003. Quantifying construct validity: Two simple measures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 84, no. 3: 608-618. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3514 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3708469
dc.description.abstract Construct validity is one of the most central concepts in psychology. Researchers generally establish the construct validity of a measure by correlating it with a number of other measures and arguing from the pattern of correlations that the measure is associated with these variables in theoretically predictable ways. This article presents 2 simple metrics for quantifying construct validity that provide effect size estimates indicating the extent to which the observed pattern of correlations in a convergent-discriminant validity matrix matches the theoretically predicted pattern of correlations. Both measures. based oil contrast analysis, provide simple estimates of validity that can be compared across studies, constructs. and measures meta-analytic ally, and can be implemented without the use of complex statistical procedures that may limit their accessibility. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.84.3.608 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Quantifying Construct Validity: Two Simple Measures en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Personality and Social Psychology en_US
dash.depositing.author Rosenthal, Robert
dc.date.available 2010-02-26T19:07:35Z

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