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Using and evaluating psychometric measures

Darcy A. Santor

in A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780198527565
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191808135 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780198527565.003.0008
Using and evaluating psychometric measures

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This chapter discusses the use and evaluation of psychometric measures. It reviews literature on the assessment of depression to illustrate many of these theoretical and practical issues, common to most areas of research, which require consideration in selecting and evaluating psychometric measures, and highlights several issues in evaluating the performance of psychometric measures.

Keywords: research methods; psychometric measures; assessment of depression; psychometric measures; clinical psychology; health psychology

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Subjects: Clinical Psychology ; Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

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