Online Test Critique You are to write a review of an existing summated rating scale. Locate an unpublished online psychological rating scale and write a 3-5 page critical analysis of the scale’s construction and psychometric properties. A hard copy of your assignment is due by March 14th at 11:30 a.m.. Use the following guidelines to direct your work: Choose a summated rating scale not a scale measuring ability or achievement (i.e., where items are correct or incorrect). Provide a copy of the survey (preferably just the web address). Here are some sites that contain a variety of online tests. Feel free to look elsewhere. http://www.queendom.com/index1.html http://universityoflife.com/serious.htm http://www.shrinktank.com/testing.htm http://www.healthyplace.com/site/tests/psychological.asp http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/amoebaweb/index.aspx?doc_id=850 Your assignment is to take an online test and submit a detailed critique of the scale. Specifically, your paper should include the following sections: Content Briefly describe the construct that is supposed to be measured by this scale. Does the developer describe the construct? Is there any description of the content domains sampled? From an inspection of the items, can you identify the domains represented by the scale? Are these domains representative of the construct? Test Construction Discuss the wording of the items, the response format used, and other qualities associated with effective items. If there are potential problems/concerns with particular item(s), what might the consequences be for including these items “as is”? How could you remedy these problems/concerns? Reliability Is there any evidence of the reliability of this test? (Look carefully!). If so, describe and evaluate. What other forms of reliability might be appropriate for this test? Are there any item statistics presented? Can you suggest relevant ways to assess and improve the reliability of this test? Validity Is there any information on the validity of this test? If so, what types and describe your evaluation of the evidence? Can you suggest any additional strategies for evaluating the validity? If no validity information is presented, suggest relevant ways to assess the criterion or construct validity. Note. Please include either the URL (if it is a test that is free and did not require registration) or a copy of the survey with your paper.
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