Psychology tests: What Is Reliability?

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What are the types of Reliability considered in the field of Psychology? Explain each briefly. When possible, provide samples. Cite references please.

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Reliability refers to the consistency of a research study or a measuring test. When a test is
reliable it shows a high positive correlation. For every test the situations and participants are
different hence it is hard to get the same exact results every time but a strong positive correlation
between the results of the same test indicates reliability.

Internal Consistency Reliability;
This type of test assesses the consistency of results across items within a test. It is a measure of
how well the items on a test measure the same construct or idea.
This test can only be carried out by collecting and analy...

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