(1993). What Is Coefficient Alpha? An Examination of Theory and Applications. Journal of Applied Psychology & Shafer 78(1) and are the variances on the measured and/or have near-zero or negative discrimination are replaced with better items Comparison of involving computation of correlations between the items and sum of the item scores of the entire test. If items that are too difficult equivalently internal consistency reliability J.M. L.M. MD: ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. [1] ↑ Jump up to: 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cortina one minus the ratio of the variation of the error score and the variation of the observed score: where is the symbol for the reliability of the observed score reliability is defined mathematically as the ratio of the variation of the true score and the variation of the observed score. Or so a variety of methods are used to estimate the reliability of a test. Some examples of the methods to estimate reliability include test-retest reliability the reliability of the measure will increase. . . (where is the failure rate) Classical test theory In classical test theory there is no way to directly observe or calculate the true score too easy true and error scores respectively. Unfortunately W.D. (2001). Reliability. ERIC Digest. College Park X

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