Aspects of Reliability Assessed in Data Collection Tools
– refers to the extent to which the same results are obtainedon repeated administrations of the instrument.- test-retest reliability (this is usually through the use of
PearsonProduct Moment coefficient (r)]
– the degree to which the subparts of aninstrument are all measuring the same attribute or dimension, as ameasure of the instrument’s reliability - also mean homogeneity-
Split half reliability
- items are divided into two comparablehalves for scoring, creating two separate scores for each subject.- Cronbach’s alpha coefficient- a reliability index that estimates theinternal consistency or homogeneity of a measure composed of several items or parts (LikertScale).- Kuder-Richardson Formula 20 (KR-20) – a method of calculating aninternal consistency reliability coefficient for a scaled set of items whenthe items are dichotomous (Yes/No).