Title

Stepping Outside the Normed Sample: Implications for Validity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-4-2017

Publication Title

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Volume

50

Issue

4

First page number:

282

Last page number:

288

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Normed sample; Normative sample; Validity

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Language

English

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