Assessment And Testing Research Proposal

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Teaching Type: Research Proposal Paper: #61926631 Related Topics: Mmpi 2, Family Assessment, Self Assessment, Testing
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Measuring special abilities can be limited in its application due to unstructured settings like unstructured interviews eliciting thematic life narratives. These kinds of interviews although useful in examining and measuring abilities, can be confining due to the range of topics "considered and abiguities inherent when interpreting this information; (b) structured interviews and self-report instruments elicit details concerning patients' conscious understanding of themselves and overtly experienced sypmtomatology" (Shum, O'Gorman & Myors, 2006, p. 149). Interviews like these help the psychiatrist/psychologist hone in on any unique or special abilities, even vocational abilities. Personality inventories or self report inventories, along with work and personal values measures like, the importance of family, help determine what kind of interests/abilities the person may be good in or be passionate about. As it concerns possible issues in regards to vocational ability or interest testing, certain things may be lacking such as suitable range of options to explore as well as interests pursued. People are as a whole, diverse, and present with a unique collection of interests and hobbies. A test can only cover so much and some things may be left out. Additionally, these forms of measure...


This is because single tests provide more depth of measure in regards to certain skills. Testing for mutiple abilities at once can be good for initial assessment and then to get a better measure of specific abilities, the single tests can then be brought in. For the most part however, in order to get the best evaluation and information of a person's abilities, the single tests offer possibility for more information for further analysis. Interest is in essence, what a person is passionate about or believes in, their values can be incoorperated into interests. Abilities are skills a person is naturally born with or learns through experience.

It would be silly to assume simply because a person is highly interested in something, that they are also skilled in that interest. Skill takes hard work even if someone has a natural inclination, to learn and master. Same thing applies to vice versa. Just because someone is good at something does not mean they have a passion for it. They could have just…

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Larsen, M., Berglund, E., Joseph, R., & Pratt, H. (2011). Psychological Assessment and Testing. Springer, 29 -- 52.

Shum, D., O'Gorman, J., & Myors, B. (2006). Psychological testing and assessment (1st ed.). South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

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