Stepping Outside the Normed Sample: Implications for Validity
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
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We present considerations for validity when a population outside of a normed sample is assessed and those data are interpreted. Using a career group counseling example exploring life satisfaction changes as evidenced by the Quality of Life Inventory (Frisch, 1994 Frisch, M. B. (1994). Quality of life inventory: Manual and treatment guide. Minneapolis, MN: Pearson. [Google Scholar]), we showcase qualitative and quantitative approaches to explore how normative data could be a useful comparison to a dissimilar sample.
Normed sample; Normative sample; Validity
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Hays, D. G.,
Stepping Outside the Normed Sample: Implications for Validity.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 50(4),