osing a Behavior to Measure
Errors in Measuring Behavior
Overview of Two Types of Measurement
Errors: Bias and Random Error
Errors Due to the Observer: Bias and
Errors in Administering the Measure: Bias
and Random Error
Errors Due to the Participant: Bias and
Summary of the Three Sources and Two
Types of Measurement Error
Reliability: The (Relative) Absence of
The Importance of Being Reliable:
Reliability as a Prerequisite to Validity
Using Test–Retest Reliability to Assess
Overall Reliability: To What Degree Is a
Measure “Random Error Free” ?
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Then read the one you have chosen more carefully to see whether you need to adapt it In any way. Often, our lesson recipes include alternatives at various stages. However, there is another source of ideas for adapting a lesson at a given stage. For example, if you feel you need a different approach to the initial aware ness-raising stage, look at the Discovery stage in some of the other lessons.
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This also applies conversely: indoor film is generally used for outdoor night scenes, as the dominant light in this situation would be artificial lights. For an outdoor rendering, if you wanted to mimic daylightbalanced film, you’d start with a color balance of 5500 K. Your light representing the direct sun, depending on the time of day, would, according to Table 2.01, have a color temperature of somewhere between 4300 K and 5000 K. Being slightly less than your chosen color balance of 5500 K, you’d give this light a yellow tint, with the saturation increasing the lower the value. ...
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