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Old 02-28-2020, 04:53 AM
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Default Anyone know of any validation or invalidation of this test?

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Old 03-13-2020, 02:40 PM
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It's invalid by default. There are several reasons for this.

A) The test, if valid, must show its validity. In other words, someone (the test designers, perhaps) would show studies and justifications as proofs that this test was valid. These studies and justifications; these proofs; are not present, and thus it is not to be accepted with any credulity.

When someone has a fact to share, they will happily show you it is a fact.

If you can show that there is methodology and a scientific method applied to this, please make me aware of that and I will re-evaluate the test.

B) The front of the website claims that these quizzes are peer reviewed, but it doesn't have an explanation. It doesn't show who peer reviewed it. It doesn't say how. It won't tell you the author of the quiz or the the names of any researchers.

Run this website through these source evaluation checklists and tell me your results.

The CRAAP test is generally accepted and used as a standard in source evaluation in most high schools and colleges.

UNC Chapel Hill
UC Santa Cruz
Harvard
Excelsior

Run one or two of those checklists on this quiz and let us know your findings.

C) Each of the designations on this grid are subjective. Highly subjective.

D) These questions are ridiculous. They're doing an awful lot of dot connecting and magical thinking.

Let's look at the first two I got:

1. Monarchy and aristocratic titles should be abolished.

This implies that someone is attached to titles based on some sort of political ideology. It's entirely possible that someone wants to maintain titles out of tradition and novelty. It's also possible someone wants to maintain titles because they want to restore the monarchy and be the next King of England.

There's a lot of room between those two answers, and there are more than those two possible examples to be considered. To use this open of a question to draw conclusions about someone's political ideologies is absurd, if not outright offensive.

This question also does not allow enough responses to cover all the possible answers to it.

2. Government spending with the aim of creating jobs is generally a good idea.

I suppose this question might be trying to ask the question of whether or not government should be regulating the economy. However, it's entirely possible that someone feels the government should be helping to keep money flowing through our economy, without actually being in charge of where or how that money flows. This question seems to be aimed at trying to find out how much of a laissez faire capitalist someone is, but this question isn't capable of determining that because why someone wants a policy is just as, if not more, important than what the given policy is.

This quiz is essentially no more accurate than the four questions games we played as kids to determine who we would marry, how many kids we'd have, and what car we'd drive.

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Old 03-15-2020, 09:54 AM
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