Discuss Psychological Testing & Assessment
Discussion: Psychological Testing & Assessment
Many types of assessments, including psychological assessments, are administered by trained professionals. This practice ensures that proper procedures are followed to protect the reliability and validity of the test results. All legitimate tests used in psychological testing are published with accompanying administration manuals. These manuals detail the procedures for giving the tests and provide information on the test’s technical specifications. The specifications include information on how the test was developed and how it was validated, as well as information about how the results may be interpreted accurately. In this project, you will have the opportunity to select three online test administration manuals for group tests and examine their administration procedures. Then, you will recommend the most effective manual based on your evaluation of a set of specified criteria
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.