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Testing, Measurement, and Assessment Psychological assessment is an imperfect endeavor.

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Testing, Measurement, and Assessment

Psychological assessment is an imperfect endeavor. However, we strive toward the assessment being good enough to be useful. Sometimes examiners have to make decisions about what type of error is acceptable.

Using the website http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp, select a psychological assessment instrument in your field of interest that measures a particular variable you feel is useful to assess.

Briefly define and discuss hits, misses, false positive errors, and false negative errors. Using your selected instrument and considering your area of interest, discuss each of these four issues as they might apply to interpreting and validly using the instrument you have chosen.

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