Web Activities

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Activity 1:

Social media quizzes and construct validity

Your text discussed various types of validity. One of the types is construct validity--the idea that a test is an accurate measure of a given construct. In this activity, you will examine construct validity of a publically available quiz.

Here is a personality quiz from buzzfeed.com. What's your secret personality? Click the hyperlink and take the quiz.

Think about the following questions:

  1. How well do you think the test measured your personality? (good, fair, or poor?). Provide a reason for your answer.
  2. Create three questions that you think might actually measure someone’s personality. How are these different than many online quiz questions, in terms of how well they likely relate to the “personality” construct?
  3. What is another way that personality might be measured, besides an online questionnaire?