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Guidelines for Critiquing Psychological Test

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Psychological Test Worksheet and Part One of the Psychological Test Critique Worksheet

? Resource: Psychological Test Worksheet and Psychological Test Critique Worksheet attached
? Complete the Psychological Test Worksheet.
? Select one test from the Psychological Test Worksheet to critique for the Psychological Test Critique, due later in the class.
? Complete Part One of the Psychological Test Critique Worksheet, using the General Descriptive Information section of Appendix A of Foundations of Psychological Testing as a guide.
? Include the following information:
o Name of the test
o Descriptive information about the test

? Submit the Psychological Test Worksheet and Part One of the Psychological Test Critique Worksheet.

Appendix A:

Guidelines for Critiquing a Psychological Test

To make informed decisions about tests, you need to know how to critique a test properly. A critique of a test is an analysis of the test. A good critique answers many of the following questions.Your instructor may have additional ideas about what constitutes a good critique.

General Descriptive Information
What is the title of the test?
Who is the author of the test?
Who publishes the test, and when was it published (include dates of manuals, norms, and supplementary materials)?
How long does it take to administer the test?
How much does it cost to purchase the test (include the cost of the test, answer sheets, manual, scoring services, and so on)?
Is the test proprietary or nonproprietary?

Purpose and Nature of the Test
What does the test measure (include scales)?
What does the test predict?
What behavior does the test require the test taker to perform?
What population was the test designed for (for example, age, type of person)?
What is the nature of the test (for example, maximal performance, behavior observation, self-report, standardized or nonstandardized, objective or subjective)?
What is the format of the testPractical Evaluation
Is the test manual comprehensive (does it include information on how the test was constructed, its reliability and validity, composition of norm groups, whether it is easy to read, and so on)?
Is the test easy or difficult to administer?
How clear are the administration directions?
How clear are the scoring procedures?
What qualifications and training does a test administrator need to have?
Does the test have face validity?

Technical Evaluation
Is there a norm group?
Who comprises the norm group?
What types of norms are there (for example, percentiles, standard scores)?
How was the norm group selected?
Are there subgroup norms (for example, by age, by gender, by region, by occupation)?
What is the test's evidence of reliability?
How was reliability determined?
What is the test's evidence of validity?
How was validity determined?
What is the standard error of measurement?

Test Reviews
What do reviewers say are the strengths and weaknesses of the test?
What studies that use the test as a measurement instrument have been published in peer-reviewed journals?
How did the test perform when researchers or test users, other than the test developer or publisher, used it?

Overall, what do you see as being the strengths and weaknesses of the test?


Solution Summary

The guidelines for critiquing psychological tests are determined.