ERIC Number: ED233279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Automated Analysis of WISC-R Subtest Scatter.
Terrell, Dudley J.; And Others
The Full Scale Intelligence Quotient on tests such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) provides a single score which describes a person's over-all performance in relation to other people of similar age. However, two people with identical Full Scale scores may have quite different profiles of strengths and weaknesses. It is often important to go beyond the Full Scale score and determine relative strengths and weaknesses based on subtest performance. Since there is a growing interest in computer software tailored to the needs of clinical psychologists, a computer program was developed which analyzed WISC-R subtest scatter using a standard method of comparing subtest scores with the Verbal and Performance means. To demonstrate the efficiency of such a program for professional users of the WISC-R, graduate students in psychology, school psychometrists, and clinical psychologists (N=15) received automated interpretations of some of their own clients' WISC-R scores based on these analyses. The interpretations were evaluated and rated by the clinicians for validity on a 5-point Likert-type scale. The results indicated that the clinicians agreed with the computer analyses, thus supporting the efficiency of a computer program in this area. (Author/WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 1983).