Based on Depression
and substance abuse-discuss the methods used to administer the instrument,
provide a strengths and weaknesses/limitation section regarding the development
of the instrument, and discuss ways to increase the reliability and validity of
This assignment is the third step toward completing your
Test Development Proposal in Week 6.
Develop a 12-15 item test/instrument on the construct of interest you
selected during Step One and Step Two (e.g. depression, anxiety, self-esteem,
marital satisfaction, social persuasion, job satisfaction, etc.). Construct the
items and response choices for the instrument (can either be in multiple
choice, true/false, rating scale, and/or open ended question format). Include
an introduction to the instrument (e.g. what the test is proposing to measure
and why) and explicit instructions on how the instrument should be completed by
the participants. Use the Diem (2002), Derrington (2009), and Siebert (2002)
websites to assist you in your item and test construction. Information gathered
from sources must be appropriately cited on the References page, following APA
guidelines. Your test submission should include a title page and a References
page (if sources were used).
Although not required for this Week’s written assignment,
you will need to administer your instrument to 3-5 people (e.g., family
members, friends, etc.) before the beginning of Week 6. Please ensure that each
participant reviews the consent form (which should include the instructor’s
information and student’s name) provided in the Assignment folder for this week
(See Participant Consent Form). Since this proposal is completely anonymous,
you will not be required to return the consent forms, but will receive credit
during Week 6 for acknowledging in the final proposal that you presented this
to your participants.
Content includes an introduction to the instrument,
explaining what the instrument is measuring and why, as well as instructions on
how the instrument is to be completed by participants.
Content includes the development of a 12-15 item instrument
using close-ended and/or open-ended questions, and response choices
Items and response choices are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Items include words and language that are inclusive, clear,
Includes an APA style cover page. If sources are used,
includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate
version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).