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Practical Evaluation of Assessment Instruments

Evaluate the Beck's Suicide Intent Scale and find an article that utilized this assessment instrument in a study. Additionally, complete the following information:

Practical Evaluation
A. Qualifications of examiners
B. Scoring provisions

Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE) in the section marked "Test Reviews" http://www.theaaceonline.com/resources.htm.

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Dear Student,

First, let's do a structure. I suggest:

1. Information about your article - particulars, summary
2. On BSIS as an instrument
3. Use of BSIS on the study: a. qualifications of examiners & b. scoring provisions

I have assumed here that the practical evaluation is with regards to how BSIS was applied in the study. Thus, I have chosen an article that fits in accordance to the particulars. Information of this is found below. All the best with your studies and thank you for using Brainmass.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Practical Evaluation: BSIS Application/Article Review

- Authors: Li, Y.J., Cho, S.J., Cho, I.H., & Kim, S.J.
- Title: Insufficient Sleep and Suicidality in Adolescents
- Particulars: Sleep (Journal), Vol. 35 Issue 4, pages 455â??460
- Date: 2012 April 1
- URL:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296786/

The study, funded by the Korean Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs utilized the Beck's Suicide Intent Scale (BSIS) to study the relationship between lack or absence of sleep and incidences of suicidality among adolescents. The researchers believe that lack of sleep affects behavior and mood and this relates to or becomes a motivating variable towards suicidality or feelings related thereof. The study is a population-based, cross-sectional survey and sampling was randomly selected across South Korea. 8,530 students from grades ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of evaluating Beck's Suicide Intent Scale via an article that applied the scale in a study. Other practical evaluation information is also provided. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.