The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure: Emerging reliability and validity data

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Golijani-Moghaddam, N., Hart, A. & Dawson, D. L. (2013). The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure: Emerging reliability and validity data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 2, 105-119.

Publication Topic: 
RFT: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Article
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) is a measure of ‘implicit cognition’ developed on the basis of a contemporary behavioural analysis of language and cognition. The IRAP has now been applied to a range of foci over 5 years of published research. A frequently-cited caveat in publications to date is the need for further research to gauge the reliability and validity of the IRAP as an implicit measure. This review paper will provide a critical synthesis of available evidence for reliability and validity. The review applies a multifaceted test-theory approach to validity, and reliability is assessed through meta-analysis of published data. The discussion critically considers reviewed IRAP evidence with reference to the extant literature on alternative implicit measures, limitations of studies to date, and broader conceptual issues.

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