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ERIC Number: ED141686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Pages: 16
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A Phenomenological Approach to Psychological Assessment.
Fischer, Constance T.
The paper briefly describes assessment practices in terms of their theoretical principles. The practices include: (a) the client is an informed participant even during the assessment process; (b) the referral is situated in terms of actual events; (c) life events are primary data, and test scores are secondary or derived data; (d) interpretation is hermenuetic rather than reductive; (e) the assessment process is interventional as well as evaluative; (f) test activity serves as a lived metaphor for structurally similar past events; (g) comportment through tests provides access to process as well as outcome; (h) representation of actual events is a major means of representational description; and (i) the explanatory system is that of structural description rather than reduction. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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