In your field of interest, pick a specific construct (for example, intelligence, mood, social skills, etc.). Which method of assessment discussed in our readings would be most appropriate to use in collecting objective measurement data of this construct?
1. What are the strengths of this method in measuring this construct?
2. What are the weaknesses of this method in measuring this construct?
Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!
I have picked Intelligence
Method: Wechsler intelligent scale for children
Strength: The strength of the WISC is that it gives
an overall picture of your child's intelligence, as well as specifics
strengths and weakness your child may have such as verbal reasoning,
perceptual processing, working memory, and processing speed. It gives
some window on what exactly a child may struggle in school as well as
what helps them in everyday life.
Weakness: Some of the verbal reasoning section
has some multicultural biases since teaching in school is not
standardize. Also, those who speak another language at home may be at a
disadvantage as well for the verbal reasoning section, but may shine in
the perceptual reasoning section.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 11th, 2015
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