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Database Criteria for good measurement

Database Criteria for good measurement

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Published by: Zarnigar Altaf on Apr 21, 2014
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Chapter 18 CRITERIA FOR GOOD MEASUREMENT
Zarnigar Altaf
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The first thing that we should consider here is the measuring instrument  because the use of better instruments will ensure more accuracy in results, which in turn, will enhance the scientific quality of the research.
What should be the characteristics of a good measurement?
The tool that we are using for measurement should be an accurate indicator of what we are interested in measuring. In addition, it should be easy and efficient to use.
Criteria for evaluating a measurement tool
 Validity
 Reliability
 Sensitivity
CRITERIA FOR GOOD MEASUREMENT
 
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What is validity?
 
Validity is the ability of an instrument to measure what it is supposed to measure.
Example
 That is, when we ask a set of questions (i.e. develop a measuring instrument) with the hope that we are tapping the concept, how can we be reasonably certain that we are indeed measuring the concept we set out to do and not something else?
 We might research whether an educational program increases artistic ability amongst school children. validity is a measure of whether your research actually measures artistic ability.
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