Discuss      the study or case scenario and applicable qualities that relate to the APA      ethical codes.   

Unit 2 Assignment: Assessment Article Review

For this week’s Assignment you will evaluate the assessment and measurement tools from a study or case scenario. Identify an article in the past (5 years) that is related to an ethical psychological assessment instrument or tool. The article should summarize the test designer’s assessment techniques, ethical violation, and author’s ability to address or remedy the issues.

Write an essay, no fewer than seven pages in length, incorporating the following elements based on your findings:

  • Discuss      the study or case scenario and applicable qualities that relate to the APA      ethical codes.
  • Write      your own critical review on the imperfections in this article and your      analysis on how to address the problems noted.
  • Take      an affirmative position on whether or not these ethical challenges affect      the validity of the study or case, and if there are additional test biases      noted.

Along with the text, use a minimum of three scholarly articles to support your critic. One of your supporting articles should be the APA Ethical Codes accessible through the following Library links.

Miller and Lovler (2016) recommended four websites for psychological test databases, refer to (page 30) of your textbook.

Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.

The assignment should include the following:

  • Follow      assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
  • Use      correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.
  • Demonstrate      college-level communication through the composition of original materials      in Standard American English.
  • Be      written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and      error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Writing Center for help.
  • Be a      minimum of seven pages (not including Title Page and Reference List).

 

Unit 2 Assignment Rubrics

 

Grading   Rubric Unit 2 Assignment

Points   Possible

Points Earned 

 

Course   Content

 

Addresses   each of the following areas using appropriate references to course materials:

 

Student   synthesizes and addresses the following:

(1) Student   is able to select an appropriate and relevant psychological assessment   instrument

(2) Student is able to discuss the   main issues the authors are addressing in the article

0-30

 

(3) Student   is able to clearly define the ethical violations in the article review

0-30

 

(4) Student   is able to clearly discuss how issues above have relevance to evaluating the   validity of the psychological assessment instrument

0-30

 

Student clearly synthesizes ideas from   the readings, and discusses how correct and incorrect decisions occur when   interpreting a psychological assessment instrument

0-30

 

Writing

 

Style and Mechanics: Clear and logical
organization; paragraphs and sentences are well
developed. Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Meets (7 page) length requirements.

0-15

 

APA Style: Formatted correctly using   APA style.
Provides references to support conclusions.
Paraphrased correctly and accurately; direct
quotes used minimally.

0-15

Complete this week’s non-graded learning activity to prepare for the Assignment.

Unit 2 Assignment: Assessment Article Review

For this week’s Assignment you will evaluate the assessment and measurement tools from a study or case scenario. Identify an article in the past (5 years) that is related to an ethical psychological assessment instrument or tool. The article should summarize the test designer’s assessment techniques, ethical violation, and author’s ability to address or remedy the issues.

Write an essay, no fewer than seven pages in length, incorporating the following elements based on your findings:

· Discuss the study or case scenario and applicable qualities that relate to the APA ethical codes.

· Write your own critical review on the imperfections in this article and your analysis on how to address the problems noted.

· Take an affirmative position on whether or not these ethical challenges affect the validity of the study or case, and if there are additional test biases noted.

Along with the text, use a minimum of three scholarly articles to support your critic. One of your supporting articles should be the APA Ethical Codes accessible through the following Library links.

· Revision of Ethical Standard 3.04 of the “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct” (2002, as Amended 2010). (2016). American Psychologist, 71(9), 900. doi:10.1037/amp0000102.   Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=pdh&AN=2016-61507-010&site=eds-live

·

Miller and Lovler (2016) recommended four websites for psychological test databases, refer to (page 30) of your textbook.

Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.

The assignment should include the following:

· Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).

· Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.

· Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.

· Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure to use the Writing Center for help.

· Be a minimum of seven pages (not including Title Page and Reference List).

Submitting your Assignment

Put your assignment in a Word document. Save it in a location that you will remember and with your full name along with the class number. When you are ready to submit it, click on the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

· Click the link that says “Submit an Assignment.”

· In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 2: Assignment.

· In the “Comments” field, include at least the title of your paper.

· Click the “Add Attachments” button.

· Follow the steps listed to attach your Word document.

· You should revisit the Dropbox to view any helpful feedback your instructor has left for you.

· Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted assignment.

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