3006PSY Psychological Assessment 2015 .

3006PSY Psychological Assessment 2015 .

Mark:______/100 (35%)
Criteria and Mark Allocation (See also Overview of Assignment)
APA Formatting: _______ (5 marks)                   Not in word count
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APA style (6th Ed), incl. appropriate title page and references
ConstructDefinition: _______(8 marks)                    Approx. 100 – 150 words
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Describe and define construct using a range of sources for the definition (e.g., scale development paper, theory, dictionary/everyday definition). The content areas that you use for your blueprint should be evident even though the blueprint might reflect broader abstraction of themes from that definition.
Scale Description:_______(12 marks)                    Approx. 200 – 300 words
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Description of actual scale (# items, response format, mode of administration, instructions, scoring); its purpose (if an adaptation, note this and reason for adaptation, comparison with original);end users; target population;provision of norms (if so, brief description of the normative sample); brief history of its use.
Scale Evaluation/Critique incl. blueprint mapping:_______(15 marks)    Approx. 200 – 400 words
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From your reading of literature: evidence of reliability (SEM, internal consistency, test-retest);validity (consider evidence for each form of validity); if relevant, adequacy of standardization & norming procedures.
If you cannot find some of these aspects reported anywhere, note that, indicate why it is a problem, and what is needed (e.g., suggestions for what specific procedures/measures could be used to provide the missing evidence).
Your own critique: of content validity from mapping items under the blueprint that you construct; of face validity and other aspects of scale (response format, readability, clarity, etc.)
Nomological Net and Construct Validity Scale:___________5 marks        Approx. 50 – 75 words
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Provide a figure depicting a small nomological net for the construct, indicating valence of relationships, 1 citation for each link in net provided.
Description of scale to measure one chosen construct from net
(Approx 1800 words for all method and results)
Sample:  _______ (5 marks)
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Description and justification for sample, clearly outlined procedure for recruitment and data collection.
Item Analysis and Reliability (Results):  _______ (15 marks)
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Outline process and results of item analysis, incl. identification of poorly performing items; determine scale reliability.

Evidence of Construct Validity: ______ (10 marks)
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Indicate how construct validity was addressed by all means available to you and report evidence for validity
Descriptive Statistics and Normative Data (Results): _______ (10 marks)
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Outline of summary statistics, provision of norms and converted scores
Conclusion: _______ (10 marks)                        Approx. 200 words
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Provide overall conclusion regarding your overall evaluation of the scale based on critique from published literature in combination with your own analyses. Outline further work needed.
Appendix: _______ (5 marks)                   Not in word count
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