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Write a 2000-word critical review evaluating the evidence for reliability and validity of the
26-item Self- Compassion Scale.
This critical review will be in APA style 6 must include:
• • An
abstract
of
less
than
120
words
• • An
introductory
paragraph
(or
paragraphs)
stating
the
direction
the
critical
review
will
take
• • Paragraphs
of
the
main
body,
each
providing
and
interpreting
evidence
(either
conceptual/logical
or
empirical
evidence)
• • A
conclusion
paragraph
(or
paragraphs)
stating
the
overall
evaluation
of
the
Self-­â€
Compassion
Scale.
• • A
reference
list.
The
review
*may*
also
include
tables
or
figures
if
the
student
decides
that
this
is
the
best
way
to
clearly
summarize
information.
ALL words (in title, abstract, reference
list, references, table text, and footnotes or appendices if any) will count towards the
word count, and the word count must be within 5% of 2000 words (1900 to 2100
words). This
is
a
short
word
limit.
You
will
need
to
be
concise.
The critical review should consider:
o • The validity argument that outlines what constitutes evidence of validity.
For
example,
what
pattern
of
results
would
support
the
validity
of
the
scale?
What
constructs
is
this
scale
meant
to
measure
and
what
is
the
evidence
that
these
rather
than
other
constructs
are
assessed?
o • Multiple different kinds of validity evidence.
For
example,
convergent
and
discrimination
validity
evidence,
content
validity
evidence,
structural
validity
evidence,
criterion-­â€related
validity
evidence,
expected
differences
between
groups
or
differences
across
differences
across
time
*may*
all
be
relevant
to
the
validity
argument.
o • The boundaries or limits to the validity of the scale.
For
example,
under
what
circumstances
or
for
what
purposes
or
populations
would
these
scales
be
considered
to
validly
measure
the
constructs
they
purport
to
measure?
Marking criteria will include:
• Evidence of understanding the key criteria for reliability and validity, including o using
the
correct
terminology
for
test
validity/reliability
#
• Evidence of understanding the research basis for validity and reliability, including o
evidence
of
the
ability
to
locate
and
correctly
cite
relevant
journal
articles
o evidence
of
the
ability
to
correctly
interpret
empirical
evidence
• Evidence of critical evaluation, including
o the
logic,
quality,
and
clarity
of
the
validity
argument
#
o use
of
empirical
information
from
journal
articles
to
support
the
validity
argument
o use
of
logic
and
reasoning
to
support
the
validity
argument
• Clarity of communication/structure, including
o the
clarity
and
conciseness
of
the
abstract
o evidence
of
the
ability
to
correctly
report
source
information
(either
paraphrased
or
using
quotations)
and
interpret
this
information
in
the
context
of
the
validity
argument
o a
complete
reference
list
(all
in-­â€text
references
are
cited),
correctly
formatted
in
APA
style
6,
and
all
references
are
appropriate
to
the
topic
o correct
use
of
APA
style
6
• Adequacy of the conclusions regarding appropriate test use, possibly including
o the
caveats
and
limits
to
the
scale
interpretation
for
different
purposes
across
different
populations
# These criteria are the most important
SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR BACKGROUND READINGS ON RELIABILITY AND
VALIDITY:
Your textbook chapters on reliability and validity
• You would probably not cite these as academic references, but you need to read them to
understand the key terms for defining and evaluating reliability and validity. This is available
in the co-op bookshop and there are copies of the textbook in the library (the previous version
is fine – the chapters on measurement are the same).
Sireci, S. G., & Sukin, T. (2013). Test validity. In K. F. Geisinger (Ed.) APA Handbook of
Testing and Assessment in Psychology: Vol. 1. Test Theory and Testing and Assessment in
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. American Psychological Association.


This is available online by searching the library catalog for “APA Handbook of Testing and
Assessment in
Psychology”
Other chapters in this online volume may also be useful to you, particularly “Psychometric
characteristics of assessment procedures” and “Reliability”
Chapter 1 “Validity” from: American Educational Research Association, American
Psychological Association,
National Council for Measurement in Education (2014). Standards for Educational and
Psychological
Testing. Washington DC: American Educational Research Association.
• This should be available electronically in the unit of study readings on eLea

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