Submit your final literature review. This should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the main elements of the final product. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. You should comprehensively review and integrate (at a minimum) seven scholarly resources, including peer-reviewed research articles and/or well-respected texts.
Final Project Considerations
As you move towards your final project, it is important to focus on a specific test that has research based psychometrics. Most of this information can be found in the Buros. It would be good to summarize the norming of the test. This should include the type of validity and reliability. Ethically, you may also want to review the administrative components such as the class (e.g. Class C refers to only psychologists can administer the test). The importance of cultural differences is a key component to the use of the test. Make sure you discuss this in your final project. In reviewing the midterms, it may be good to comment if the test can be administered by computer or is it computer adaptive. Remember, the computer adaptive is based on item response theory (IRT). IRT describes the properties of the test items and the examinee’s ability. Laslty, you may also comment on how your selected test compares to other similar tests. This is where queendom.com site may be helpful, but not required. There are many tests at this site that speaks to the current “pop” psychology culture. So of the tests may require a register and a fee to actually take. I’m mot requiring you to complete any of these tests, however, I find that becoming directly familiar with a test is essential in future practice.
I’m pleased with your discussions and midterm examinations. In summary, most of you have done well in answering the questions. I have recommended that you integrate your discussions and midterm information into your final paper. In other words, you should be able to overview the psychometric aspects of the selected instrument (e.g. concurrent validity, Cronbach alpha, norm group), administration/scoring components (e.g. T scores, percentiles, z scores), cultural/ethical issues (e.g. ethical standards in administration).