Questionable Measurement Practices (QMP)

Definition: Decisions researchers make that raise doubts about the validity of measures used in a study, and ultimately the study’s final conclusions (Flake & Fried, 2020). Issues arise from a lack of transparency in reporting measurement practices, a failure to address construct validity, negligence, ignorance, or deliberate misrepresentation of information.

Related terms: <a href='/glossary/construct-validity/'>Construct validity</a>, Measurement schmeasurement, <a href='/glossary/p-hacking/'>P-hacking</a>, Psychometrics, Questionable Research Practices or Questionable Reporting Practices (QRPs), <a href='/glossary/validity/'>Validity</a>

Reference: Flake and Fried (2020)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Halil Emre Kocalar, Jamie P. Cockcroft, Annalise A. LaPlume, Sam Parsons, Mirela Zaneva, Flávio Azevedo

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