## Test Bank For Mastering Modern Psychological Testing Theory and Methods 1st Edition by Cecil R. Reynolds

**Chapter 2 Test Questions**

- The correct order of the following scales of measurement, from most to least precise, is:
- nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio
- interval, ratio, ordinal, nominal
- ordinal, nominal interval, ratio
- ratio, interval, ordinal, nominal X

- A scale used in an experiment assigns a value of “1” to subjects that are female and a value of “2” to subjects that are male. What type of scale is used in this experiment?
- Interval
- Nominal X
- Ordinal
- Ratio

- Which scale does not necessarily have equal distance between intervals?
- Interval
- Ordinal X
- Ratio

- Addition and subtraction operations can be used with ________ scale(s) of measurement.
- all
- ordinal, interval, and ratio
- interval and ratio X
- ratio

- With which scale(s) of measurement is it possible to correctly state that a score of 80 reflects twice as much as a score of 40?
- All scales
- No scales
- Ratio, interval, and ordinal
- Interval and ratio
- Ratio X

- Which scale of measurement has a true zero point?
- Interval
- Nominal
- Ordinal
- Ratio X

- Weight in pounds is an example of which scale of measurement?
- Ratio X
- Ordinal
- Nominal
- Interval

- The final standing of runners after a race would be an example of which scale of measurement?
- Interval
- Nominal
- Ordinal X
- Ratio

- Ratio scales are relatively rare in psychological measurement because:
- people generally do not like negative numbers.
- they frequently produce skewed distributions.
- using equal scale units makes it possible to compare individuals.
- it is difficult to define a true zero point with various psychological constructs. X

- A negatively skewed distribution is one with:
- few scores at the low end and many scores grouped at the high end. X
- few scores at the high end and many scores grouped at the low end.
- few scores at the high end and many negative scores.

## Reviews

There are no reviews yet.