Psychological Testing                    

This term paper will be due at the beginning of class, on the last day of class, April 25, 2022. The term paper is to present a critical review of a published psychological test in a specific context/application. The review is to integrate information from various sources (other test reviews and original empirical research with the test).

NOTE: The paper will need to answer all of the following questions:

  1. What is the test and what application is being considered? (Be specific: e.g., if the test is the “Miller Analogies Test,” the application might be “selection for graduate students in psychology.”)
  2. Briefly describe the test.
  3. Is the test reliable for the application? (Which kinds of reliability are important for the application you have chosen, and does the test satisfy these reliability concerns?)
  4. Is the test valid for the application? (What kinds of validity are important for the application you have chosen, and does the test satisfy these validity concerns? For example, you should provide a summary of convergent and discriminant validity.)
  5. What are the competitors (if any) for the test?
  6. How does the test perform for the particular application? You should list both strengths and weaknesses? (This requires your own conclusions, and justification clearly based on the evidence you present — not the opinions of other reviewers, and not just a ‘gut feeling.’)