Reliability vs. Validity on the ASWB Exam
This difference between these two concepts often confuses LCSW, LMSW, and LSW test takers. Make sure you understand the difference before test day!
These research terms are important to learn as you’ll see a few questions on the exam.
Validity: How accurate is this measure? Does it measure what it should measure?
Example of Validity: IQ Test (it is designed to measure intelligence and does measure intelligence
Reliability: How consistent is the measure?
Example of Reliability: If you take the ACT test 5 times, you get roughly the same score each time.
Also, in the video below, you’ll learn about Content Validity, Face Validity, Inter-rater Reliability, and Test-retest Reliability.
It’s also ok to review this session a couple of times as it’s tricky and may take a few views to digest fully!
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