Accession Number:

ADA350727

Title:

Psychometric Equivalency Issues for the APEX System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report discusses some of the psychometric properties of the Aviation Selection Test Battery ASTB administered in the standard paper and pencil format as compared to an experimental version administered on the computer. Structural Equation Modeling is employed as the analytical framework to address certain questions of psychometric equivalency. The two experimental conditions are compared in their effects on the internal reliability and validity on eight subtests of the ASTB, the means of these scores, and finally on the structural coefficients when these scores are used in a predictive validity setting. The two modes of presentation for the ASTB, the traditional paper and pencil version and the experimental computer version, do not seem to differ in many psychometric properties. These results, then, are important in deflecting criticism concerning the impact of this new presentation medium on ASTB test scores.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE