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Standard and Raw Scores: Explanation

Give a description of the term standard score, and explain why standard scores are preferable to raw scores. Provide an example of a construct (depression, anxiety, intelligence, etc.) one would like to measure for an individual. Explain what it would mean if the individual you assessed was -2 standard deviations below the mean, +2 standard deviations above the mean, or in between -1 and +1 standard deviations.

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Standard Scores

What is a standard score? In psychology, testing is a regular necessity (i.e. assessing anxiety) and standard scores are important in determining how "far above or below the average (the mean) an individual score falls" (Canter, 2002). To determine the standard score, it is important to determine the mean or average score. So for example, in a test of 100 items, if the mean score is 50 ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the topic of scores - standard scores and raw scores are explained and defined as concepts and how measurements apply as it relates to deviations (see above). Resources are listed fr further exploration of the topic.