Psychological assessment is an imperfect endeavor. However, we strive toward the
assessment being good enough to be useful. Sometimes examiners have to make
decisions about what type of error is acceptable.
Using the website http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp, select a psychological
assessment instrument in your field of interest that measures a particular variable you
feel is useful to assess.
Note: Do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the Buros website to
look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further
research on your own about this test.
Briefly define and discuss hits, misses, false positive errors, and false negative errors.
Using your selected instrument and considering your area of interest, discuss each of
these four issues as they might apply to interpreting and validly using the instrument
you have chosen.
The project should:
Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of
original materials in Standard American English.
Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-
free. If needed, be sure to use the Kaplan University Writing Center for help.
Be a minimum of 5 pages (not including Title Page and Reference List).
Submitting your Project
Put your project in a Word document. Save it in a location that you will remember and
with your full name along with the class number. When you are ready to submit it, click
on the Dropbox and complete the steps below:
Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment.”
In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 2: Project.
In the “Comments” field, include at least the title of your paper.
Click the “Add Attachments” button.
Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.
You should revisit the Dropbox to view any helpful feedback your
instructor has left for you.
Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted assignment.