Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Elizabeth Shoenfelt (Director), Reagan D. Brown, Katrina Burch
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
Department of Psychological Sciences Western Kentucky University There are three validation strategies utilized for evaluating tests, content validity, construct validity, and criterion-related validity. Each of these methods serves a different and unique purpose when it comes to the validation of tests. Content validity pertains to whether the content measured by the test is representative of the content domain. Verifying content validity is a multi-step process involving conducting a job analysis, identifying content domains, creating test specifications, creating test items, and then conducting analyses to identify whether or not the test items are representative and in accordance with the test specifications. The three SMEs chosen for this study were current members of the Unnamed National Professional Organization and had scored in the top 10 percent of all test takers on the national certification exam. There were substantial differences in what the SMEs reported versus what the test specifications outlined in regard to Knowledge Group and Domain. There are 15 test items can be utilized to refine the exam and correct some of the identified deficiencies.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Tate, Sean, "Content Validity Evaluation of an Unnamed National Professional Organization Certification Exam" (2020). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3189.