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 is defined as the ability of an assay or an assessment to provide the same results or conclusion
after it has been done repeatedly. Thus, literally if a certain assessment derives different results every
time it is used, then it is deemed unreliable, and the reverse is also true. Hence the question is, when
you redo a study, are the results the same or consistent from one instance to another? There are two
major types of reliability in psychology, which are: •

Internal reliability
External reliability

A. Internal reliability- This is the type of reliability us...

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