Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment is a user-friendly overview of the most important principles and concepts of clinical assessment. It provides readers with a science-based framework for interpreting assessment research and making good assessment decisions, such as selecting the best instruments and measures and interpreting the obtained assessment data. Written in a direct and highly readable fashion, with plenty of clinical examples that illustrate the relevance of psychometric principles and assessment research, this text is one every professional and graduate student needs to read. The second edition is expanded and fully updated, and includes additional coverage of the principles and methods of developing new assessment instruments.
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment Chapter 2: Psychometric Foundations of Clinical Assessment: Reliability Chapter 3: Psychometric foundations of Clinical Assessment: Validity Chapter 4: Psychometric Foundations of Clinical Assessment: Understanding Patterns Among Measures Through Factor Analysis Chapter 5: Applying Psychometric Evidence to Clinical Decisions Chapter 6: Clinical Utility and Decision Making Chapter 7: The Conditional Nature of Psychometric EvidenceChapter 8: How to Use and Evaluate Commonly Used Statistical Methods in Clinical Research Chapter 9: Using Multiple Sources of Data in Clinical Assessment Chapter 10: The Development, Refinement, and Evaluation of New Clinical Assessment Instruments