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0. Of course, the importance of such reliability depends on the construct being assessed. If clinicians seek to assess changes in specific, discrete behaviors as a result of an intervention, for example, then test-retest reliability becomes less of a concern. On the other hand, if a clinician seeks to evaluate what are presumably relatively stable ­indicators of behavioral functioning or personality, the test-retest reliability of the measure becomes paramount. CHAPTER 2 MEASUREMENT ISSUES Internal Consistency Coefficients Another type of reliability coefficient typically reported in test manuals is an internal consistency coefficient.

Andersen’s apparent signs of depression indicate a need for further evaluation and intervention. l l l l A central difference between these interpretive statements is that those made based on diagnostic schedules are dependent on diagnostic nosologies. A variation of this premise is the third statement exemplifying diagnostic-based conclusions, which may result from a norm-referenced behavior rating scale that has a scale devoted to inattention. Such norm-based information can typically be gleaned from personality tests or other rating scales as well.

Standardization has at least two meanings: standardization in the sense of collecting a sample for the purpose of norm referencing and standardization as administration of the measure according to a consistent set of rules. Most of the measures discussed in this volume fit the first notion of standardization in that they are norm-referenced. That is, these measures use norm groups for gauging a child’s performance in comparison to some reference group. Furthermore, the principle of administration structure or consistency applies to all of the measures in this text.

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