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Information-Gathering Strategies

Describe the information-gathering strategies you learned about in this course and how they would be useful to you as a clinician doing the assessment report. Which assessment strategies are most comfortable for you to use and which do you see as challenging? Explain why.

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(1) Describe the information-gathering strategies you learned about in this course and how they would be useful to you as a clinician doing the assessment report.

Strategies to obtain information involve the collection of data. Researchers use a variety of techniques to collect data that include observation (e.g., questionnaires), interviews. psychological tests,, focus groups, and/or archival studies. For instance, in observation studies questionnaires are used to study behaviors and attitudes. Psychological testing is utilized to assess personality and cognitive abilities. Interviews provide that consists of: (a) face to face contact that can offer additional observational data, and (b) provide information that may be impossible to obtain from psychological tests or other strategies of collecting data. Focus groups concentrate primarily on subjective experiences. As Gibson (2007) describes a focus group, it is a strategy of collecting data that is designed to obtain information on perceptions, motivations, and attitudes; ...

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This solution describe the informaiton-gathering strategies and the benefits of these strategies in a clinical setting in 550 words with two references.

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