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Psychological Testing in Applied Research

Psychological Testing in Applied Research

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the various functions that psychological tests serve in psychological research
  • Identify the steps that researchers took when they developed the Multidimensional Assessment of Preschool Disruptive Behavior (MAP-DB)
  • Discuss when it is acceptable to use a very brief psychological test when conducting research
  • Discuss the importance of carefully defining the construct that will be studied prior to devising methods of measuring it
  • Name the factors researchers consider when they decide if a measure is appropriate to use in an experiment

Jason, a sophomore at a large public university, signed on to be a research subject for a psychology experiment. He saw a sign posted on his dormitory bulletin board offering students $50.00 to participate, and he needed the money. He would have to ...

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