ERIC Number: ED450154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-2
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The Practical Use of Profile Analysis.
Blackburn, Rhonda D.
Profile analysis refers to interpreting or analyzing the pattern of tests, subtests, or scores. The analysis may be across groups or across scores for one individual. This approach to analyzing data is being used by clinicians to help in the translation of the results of popular assessment instruments. This paper examines several examples of the use of profile analysis, including discussions of the use of profile analysis with the Wechsler Scales, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, and the technique of multidimensional analysis. Cautions in the use of profile analysis are also discussed. One such caution involves the standard error of measurement. Caution is also required when a hypothesis has been made regarding an individual's performance. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children