Whether you are creating a new test or trying to identify the best existing test to use in a testing situation, you will need to consider whether the test can produce reliable measurements. In this discussion, we will explore why reliability is important. Be sure to address the following in your post:
- Discuss the concept of reliability.
- What is a reliability estimate, and what does it tell us about a psychological test?
- What does reliability not tell us about a psychological test?
- Why is reliability important to consider when developing or choosing an existing psychological test?