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Using the Mental Measurements Yearbook Database on the Capella University Library Psychology Databases page (linked in the Resources), locate a scholarly review of a specific standardized psychological or educational test you would likely use in your current or future profession. Write a critical analysis of the selected test, based on the scholarly review and on support from a minimum of five additional, relevant resources.
Address the following in your paper:
- Identify the following:
- The full name of the test.
- The publisher's stated purpose of the test.
- The standardization sample and age range for the test's use.
- Explain your rationale for selecting this standardized test. Include a description of the population, psychological condition, or psychological disorder of interest that corresponds to the test's purpose and future use.
- Present the forms of validity evidence that have been collected for your selected test.
- Describe the methods used to collect the validity evidence.
- Report validity coefficients, if applicable.
- Evaluate the test's validity based upon the reported validity coefficients.
- Present the forms of reliability evidence that have been collected for your selected test.
- Describe the methods used to collect the reliability evidence.
- Report reliability coefficients.
- Evaluate the test's reliability based upon the reported reliability coefficients.
- Based upon your research, make an argument for or against using your selected psychological test in your current or future occupation.
Competency 1: Demonstrate comprehension of the terminology, principles, statistical concepts, and psychometric features related to the construction and application of psychological tests.
• Describe the standardization sample.
• Report and interpret validity and reliability coefficients in a standardized test.
Competency 2: Analyze key psychometric properties related to tests and measurement, with an emphasis on reliability and validity.
• Describe various forms of reliability and validity evidence in a standardized test.
Competency 3: Evaluate the properties, techniques, and applications used in psychological evaluation.
• Describe the rationale for selecting the standardized test.
• Describe the population, psychological condition, or psychological disorder that corresponds to the test's purpose and future use.
• Construct an argument for or against using the selected standardized test in a current or future occupation.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological profession.
• Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological profession.