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Limitations of Norms Paper


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Due Date: Sep 28, 2015 23:59:59       Max Points: 220

Details:

Modern psychological testing relies heavily on norming. Even domain-referenced tests provide statistical norms to explain performance and categorize test subjects. However, there are limitations to norms that must be understood by those administrating psychological tests and interpreting scores. This assignment will ask you to reconcile those limitations with interpretation of those scores.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a grading rubric. Download the file, print it, and use the rubric to guide your completion of the assignment. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
  • Include two scholarly resources other than those in the assigned readings with appropriate references and in-text citations.
  • Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Directions:

Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words that addresses the limitations of norms and norming. Include the following in your paper:

  1. An overview of the types and uses of norms commonly found in psychological testing
  2. A description of the limitations of these norms with regard to the interpretation of scores on psychological tests
  3. A statement reconciling the limitations of norms with their appropriate uses in interpreting psychological test results

 Limitations of Norms Paper


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Limitations of Norms Paper 

 

1
Unsatisfactory
0.00%

2
Less Than Satisfactory
74.00%

3
Satisfactory
79.00%

4
Good
87.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

70.0 %Content

 

20.0 %Overview of the Types of Norms

No overview of the types of norms is presented.

A vague overview of the types of norms is presented, but information presented is not based on scholarly sources.

A cursory overview of the types of norms is presented. Information presented is from both nonscholarly and scholarly sources.

A thorough overview of the types of norms is presented. Information presented is from scholarly though dated sources.

A thorough overview of the types of norms is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.

 

20.0 %Description of the Limitations of Norms

No description of the limitations of norms is presented.

A vague description of the limitations of norms is presented but is incomplete. Information presented is not based on scholarly sources.

A cursory description of the limitations of norms is presented. Information presented is from both nonscholarly and scholarly sources.

A thorough description of the limitations of norms is presented. Information presented is from scholarly though dated sources.

A thorough description of the limitations of norms is presented. Information presented is from current scholarly sources.

 

20.0 %Statement Reconciling the Limitations With Appropriate Uses

No statement reconciling the limitations with appropriate uses is presented.

A vague statement reconciling the limitations with appropriate uses is presented.

A cursory statement reconciling the limitations with appropriate uses is presented.

A thorough statement reconciling the limitations with appropriate uses is presented.

A thorough and insightful statement reconciling the limitations with appropriate uses is presented.

 

10.0 %Synthesis and Argument

No synthesis of source information is evident. Statement of purpose is not followed to a justifiable conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses non-credible sources.

Synthesis of source information is attempted, but is not successful. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Synthesis of source information is present, but pedantic. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

Synthesis of source information is present and meaningful. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.

Synthesis of source information is present and scholarly. Argument is clear and convincing presenting a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative. The synthesis and argument in the paper are of publication caliber.

 

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

 

20.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. They are descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and comprehensive; the essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. The development indicated by the thesis and/or main claim is acceptable for publication.

 

10.0 %Format

 

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing

Mechanical errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

 

5.0 %APA Format

Required format is rarely followed correctly. An appropriate number of topic-related scholarly research sources and related in-text citations is not present. No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Required format is attempted, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Some included sources are not scholarly research or topic-related. Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Required format is used correctly, although some minor errors may be present. Scholarly research sources are present and topic-related, but the source and quality of some references is questionable. Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Required format is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. Scholarly research accounts for the majority of sources presented and is topic-related and obtained from reputable professional sources. Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct.

The document is correctly formatted to publication standards. All research presented is scholarly, topic-related, and obtained from highly respected, professional, original sources. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error. The paper could readily be accepted for publication.

 

100 %Total Weightage

 

 

 

 


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