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generalizability theory

a framework of principles and assumptions about how to determine the reliability of a set of data. Researchers investigate the various facets of a study (items, raters, settings, etc.) to understand specific sources of error and to determine the conditions under which observations will be consistent and applicable across different contexts (e.g., age groups, geographic regions, socioeconomic status).

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Psychology term of the day

May 21st 2024



n. in the analytic psychology of Carl Jung, the public face an individual presents to the outside world, in contrast to more deeply rooted and authentic personality characteristics. This sense has now passed into popular usage. The term is taken from the mask worn by actors in Roman antiquity.