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Cross-cultural fairness

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Cross-cultural fairness requires verifying that the test is appropriate for use with a particular population and includes investigation of validity, reliability, and appropriate norm groups to which the population is to be compared. Validity and reliability take on additional dimensions in cross-cultural testing as does the question of the appropriate norm group. The instrument must be validly adapted, the test items must have conceptual and linguistic equivalence, and the test items must be bias free.


Landine, Jeffrey and John Stewart, “Assessment in Career Guidance.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.434.

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