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ERIC Number: EJ788217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Psychometrics of Direct Observation
Hintze, John M.
School Psychology Review, v34 n4 p507-519 2005
Direct observation plays an important role in the assessment practices of school psychologists and in the development of evidence-based practices in general and special education. The defining psychometric features of direct observation are presented, the contributions to assessment practice reviewed, and a specific proposal is offered for evaluating the psychometric merit of direct observation in both practitioner developed and commercial/research specific applications. This article allows readers to determine if a specific direct observation system is credible, offers psychometric merit, and should be considered as part of a multimethod-multisource assessment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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