PSYCH 540 Week 2 DQ 2 -
1. Remember the “Stretching Exercise” on page 110 of our text (Shaughnessy, Zechmeister, & Zechmeister, 2009)? Which elements of their study were strong in terms of validity and/or reliability? Which elements were weak in terms of validity and/or reliability? Where could bias have been or become a problem in the design of the study?
2. Shaughnessy et al. write, “Self-report measures, often in the form of a questionnaire, are among the most frequently used tools in psychology” (2009, p. 173). Why is this so? What are the pluses and minuses of self-report measures in psychological research? If you were designing a study, would you use self-reporting in your study?