THE INTERACTION OF VALUES AND VALIDITY ASSESSMENT: DOES A TEST'S LEVEL OF VALIDITY DEPEND ON A RESEARCHER'S VALUES?

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a somewhat different framework for considering the validity problem than that proposed by Messick (1989). Validity evaluation is considered as a problem of comparing continua in a multidimensional space corresponding to constructs, tests, and applications. This framework is used to consider the position taken by Markus (1998) and to argue that a test's validity is independent of a researcher's values, and that a completion of Messick's synthesis is not needed.

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