Standard Error of Measurement
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Reichardt, C. S. 2010. Standard Error of Measurement. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Measuring something means assigning a number to represent a characteristic of that something. A number assigned to represent a characteristic can be conceptualized as the sum of two components: the true score on the characteristic being measured and measurement error. The standard error of measurement (SEM) is an estimate of the size of measurement error that is contained in a measurement.
- confidence band;
- standard deviation;
- standard error of the mean;
- sampling error