Overview

floor effect


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In statistics and measurement theory, an artificial lower limit on the value that a variable can attain, causing the distribution of scores to be skewed. For example, the distribution of scores on an ability test will be skewed by a floor effect if the test is much too difficult for many of the respondents and many of them obtain zero scores. Also called a basement effect. Compare ceiling effect.

Subjects: Psychology.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.