, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 475–478 | Cite as

On the reliability of the extreme score

  • Huynh Huynh
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Under the assumption of normality, a formula is derived for the reliability of the maximum score. It is shown that the maximum score is more reliable than each of the single observations, but less reliable than their composite score.

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reliability extreme score 


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© The Psychometric Society 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huynh Huynh
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  1. 1.College of EducationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia

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