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Guidelines, Criteria, and Rules of Thumb for Evaluating Normed and Standardized Assessment Instruments in Psychology.
In the context of the development of prototypic assessment instruments in the areas of cognition, personality, and adaptive functioning, the issues of standardization, norming procedures, and theExpand
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Developing criteria for establishing interrater reliability of specific items: applications to assessment of adaptive behavior.
A set of criteria based upon biostatistical considerations for determining the interrater reliability of specific adaptive behavior items in a given setting was presented. The advantages andExpand
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Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability and validity of a semistructured measure of obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHODExpand
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The construct of resilience: implications for interventions and social policies.
The focus of this article is on the interface between research on resilience-a construct representing positive adaptation despite adversity--and the applications of this work to the development ofExpand
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High agreement but low kappa: I. The problems of two paradoxes.
In a fourfold table showing binary agreement of two observers, the observed proportion of agreement, p0, can be paradoxically altered by the chance-corrected ratio that creates kappa as an index ofExpand
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Social and Communication Abilities and Disabilities in Higher Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Vineland and the ADOS
The relationship between adaptive functioning (ability) and autism symptomatology (disability) remains unclear, especially for higher functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ThisExpand
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High agreement but low kappa: II. Resolving the paradoxes.
An omnibus index offers a single summary expression for a fourfold table of binary concordance among two observers. Among the available other omnibus indexes, none offers a satisfactory solution forExpand
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Methodological Commentary The Precision of Reliability and Validity Estimates Re-Visited: Distinguishing Between Clinical and Statistical Significance of Sample Size Requirements
  • D. Cicchetti
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of clinical and experimental…
  • 1 October 2001
In a previous JCEN Methodological Commentary (Cicchetti, 1999), I proposed very speci®c and cogent arguments to question the clinical meaningfulness of Charter's (1999) recommendations to the widerExpand
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Development of the Evaluative Method for Evaluating and Determining Evidence-Based Practices in Autism
Although research in autism has grown more sophisticated, the gap between research knowledge and applicability of research in real world settings has grown. There have been a number of differentExpand
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The Role of Adaptive Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Functional Outcome
The relationship between adaptive functioning and autism symptomatology was examined in 1,089 verbal youths with ASD examining results on Vineland-II, IQ, and measures of ASD severity. StrongExpand
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