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Evaluation of the efficacy off a compu-check-form for reducing computational and clerical errors on WAIS-R protocols

dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.authorHodgins, Christine
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T13:35:13Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T13:35:13Z
dc.date.created1993
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/887
dc.description.abstractA systematic procedure for checking computational and clerical components of scoring (Compu-Check-Form; CCF) was developed and evaluated for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised (WAIS-R; Wechsler, 1981). Senior undergraduates and M.A. graduate students were trained to score fictitious WAIS-R protocols. Sixty percent of the students made errors and approximately 30% of the protocols contained errors. These errors frequently resulted in IQ discrepancies. Most IQ inaccuracies were small, although 10% of the summary IQs on protocols with errors deviated between 4 and 12 points. A subsample of the students were also trained to use the CCF. Changes in error rates and corrections to summary IQs also supported the utility of the CCF. In a field trial, 6 of 7 practitioners who used the CCF detected errors on 15 of 47 WAIS-R protocols selected from their clinical files. Methodological issues and implications of the results are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
dc.subjectIntelligence tests
dc.titleEvaluation of the efficacy off a compu-check-form for reducing computational and clerical errors on WAIS-R protocols
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts
etd.degree.levelMaster
etd.degree.disciplinePsychology
etd.degree.grantorLakehead University


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