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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: How Reliable are online IQ tests Reply with quote

Forgive me if this has been asked already, but How Reliable are online IQ tests. like InstantIQTest.com

this was my score

You scored: 130

Your IQ Range is 130 - 139 and you are GIFTED.


Are these tests accurate?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As reliable as the written versions.

Provided you don't cheat and that the test is in a language you can use accurately.
Edit: And that technical issues caused you to take more time solving the quiz.

Edit II: The populations used to calculate the average from are probably different. I think this makes the online version more reliable since the IQ is more universal, though the other people could have cheated, so no idea.

The IQ is just a number anyway:)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: How Reliable are online IQ tests Reply with quote

marlinsgirl wrote:
Forgive me if this has been asked already, but How Reliable are online IQ tests?


they ARE NOT reliable, private! You WILL refrain from taking ANY more tests! This is an DIRECT order. at ease!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all reliable.

Or else 70% of the population would probably have an IQ score above 115.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That website in particular looks like a setup for harvesting your email address for spammers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at all.

IQ is an example of a classic statistical problem - accounting for all possible variables of a system by a certain scale. Unfortunately for psychologists everywhere, the methods currently involved in converting intelligence to a metric are very inaccurate.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard the online IQ tests tend to rate people with a higher IQ than a real IQ test. Though, the format isn't what makes the difference.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not reliable at all, theres no validity nor reliability. All tests in general that appear on the Internet and the magazines are totally useless. The reason is that making a reliable test of any kind is very expensive, and requieres a lot of expertise. The one's that are made reliable, have copyright, so they won't show up in the Internet or magazines.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are not very reliable but they will give you a very good estimation. Tickle is good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's another iq test for the "high iq society", type it in google and do that test, its probably one of the best ones online or offline
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt think it to be reliable. I just went through that site and filled in the answers at random. And I scored a 90 IQ. I highly doubt that random luck would put be at around 40th percentile. Hopefully more then 60% of the population can answer better then random guessing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: How Reliable are online IQ tests Reply with quote

marlinsgirl wrote:
How Reliable are online IQ tests ... Are these tests accurate?

They're marginally better than your average on-line astrology or tarot reading; which is to say, not very accurate at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I should change my post. I just tryed the IQ test from http://www.highiqsociety.org/

After random guessing I got an IQ of 88. Is random guessing really better then 40% of the population..?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IQ tests do not know individual needs,differences and difficulties.

for example,am have a strong imagination impairment which affects tests.
one online IQ test am did,which was supposed to be good,gave am a score of 36-despite being a purely visual thinker,am unable to guess what happens next in the questions that need that-unless have seen it done before.

IQ tests also do not know if someone has learning disabilities,learning difficulties,slow processing and filtering,visual perception difficulties,language difficulties,concentration problems,or even difficulties with how it is laid out on the webpage.

they are not as good as having a official IQ test done.
many of them also use more of one subject than another,meaning someone who has a difficulty with that subject is probably going to get a lesser iq than they should.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracker wrote:
Perhaps I should change my post. I just tryed the IQ test from http://www.highiqsociety.org/

After random guessing I got an IQ of 88. Is random guessing really better then 40% of the population..?


Making an assumption on how accurate the exam is based on the fact that you were just randomly guessing isn't really a good way to judge the exam as believe it or not your result would turn out completely random. Rolling Eyes Razz Wink
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