Is reliability obsolete? A commentary on "are simple gain scores obsolete?"

Linda M. Collins

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Williams & Zimmerman (1996) provided much-needed clarification on the reliability of gain scores. This commentary translates these ideas into recognizable patterns of change that tend to produce reliable or unreliable gain scores. It also questions the relevance of the traditional idea of reliability to the measurement of change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-292
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Psychological Measurement
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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