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Evidence-based Assessment

John Hunsley and Eric J. Mash

in The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195366884
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195366884.013.0005

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Evidence-based Assessment

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Evidence-based assessment relies on research and theory to inform the selection of constructs to be assessed for a specific assessment purpose, the methods and measures to be used in the assessment, and the manner in which the assessment process unfolds. An evidence-based approach to clinical assessment necessitates the recognition that, even when evidence-based instruments are used, the assessment process is a decision-making task in which hypotheses must be iteratively formulated and tested. In this chapter, we review (a) the progress that has been made in developing an evidence-based approach to clinical assessment in the past decade and (b) the many challenges that lie ahead if clinical assessment is to be truly evidence-based.

Keywords: Assessment; evidence-based assessment; evidence-based instruments; clinical decision-making

Article.  15539 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing

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