ERIC Number: ED189497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Computerized and Psychometric Feedback of the Results of the California Occcupational Preference System.
Bringmann, Wolfgang, G.; Christian, James K.
The practice of not sharing tests results with clients may soon be in conflict with the Ethical Standards for Psychologist (sic). Studies using self-validation of feedback information to study feedback parameters have shown that the form of feedback is less important than the content. To investigate direct feedback of test results by computer, the California Occupational Preference System (COPS) was administered and feedback provided to 34 male and 40 female college students. Half the subjects completed the test and received feedback of the COPS by a time-sharing IBM computer system, while the remainder of the subjects were tested using standard paper and pencil procedures with type-written feedback. The two procedures were rated on six-point rating scales as equally accurate and useful. The computer procedure was described in positive terms significantly more often than the standard procedure in an open-ended discussion question. The feasibility of using the computer to assume all aspects of assessment in vocational testing was supported by client reactions and in a cost analysis comparison. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (25th, New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1979).