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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 the
Developing criteria for establishing interrater reliability of specific items: applications to assessment of adaptive behavior.
TLDR
A set of criteria based upon biostatistical considerations for determining the interrater reliability of specific adaptive behavior items in a given setting was presented and guidelines for differentiating type of adaptive behavior that are statistically reliable from those that are reliable in a clinical or practical sense were delineated.
Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity.
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The CY-BOCS yields reliable and valid subscale and total scores for obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with OCD and may be influenced by age of the child and the hazards associated with integrating data from parental and patient sources.
Social and Communication Abilities and Disabilities in Higher Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Vineland and the ADOS
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Investigating ability and disability using the Vineland and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule in two clinical samples of children with ASD finds a weak relationship was found between ability and Disability.
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
TLDR
This critique will stress the inappropriateness of considering precision solely in the context of increasing N, or using sample sizes of 400 and more, as appears to be Charter's main objective or desideratum.
Development of the Evaluative Method for Evaluating and Determining Evidence-Based Practices in Autism
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A new method for the evaluation of empirical evidence is provided, and future uses of this evaluative method are provided as well as a discussion of how this tool might aid in narrowing the research to practice gap.
The Role of Adaptive Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Functional Outcome
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The results indicate that IQ is a strong predictor of adaptive behavior, the gap betweenIQ and adaptive impairments decreases in lower functioning individuals with ASD, and older individuals have a greater gap between IQ and adaptive skills.
The reliability of peer review for manuscript and grant submissions: A cross-disciplinary investigation
The reliability of peer review of scientific documents and the evaluative criteria scientists use to judge the work of their peers are critically reexamined with special attention to the consistently
The Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale: How Does It Compare with a "Gold Standard"?
Evaluating the effectiveness of interventions directed toward the treatment of preoperative anxiety in children has been hindered by the absence of a statistically valid measurement tool.In a
Preoperative anxiety in children. Predictors and outcomes.
TLDR
Although immediate negative behavioral responses develop in a relatively large number of young children following surgery, the magnitude of these changes is limited, and long-term maladaptive behavioral responses developed in only a small minority.
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