Utility analysis - a summary of a part of The science of psychological measurement by Cohen

Critical thinkingArticle: CohenUtility Analysis Utility analysis: a family of techniques that entail a family of techniques that entail a cost-benefit analysis designed to yield information relevant to a decision about the usefulness and/or practical value of a tool of assessment.It is not one specific technique used for one specific objective. It is an umbrella term covering various possible methods, each requiring various kinds of data to be inputted and yielding various kinds of output.In a most general sense, a utility analysis may be undertaken for the purpose of evaluating whether the benefits of using a test outweigh the costs.If undertaken to evaluate a test, the utility analysis will help make decisions whether:one test is preferable to another test for use for a specific purpose.one tool of assessment is preferable to another tool of assessment for a specific purposethe addition of one or more tests that are already in use is preferable for a specific purpose.no testing or assessment is preferable to any testing or assessmentIf undertaken for the purpose of evaluating a training program or intervention, the utility analysis will help make decisions regarding whether:one training program is preferable to another training programone method of intervention is preferable to another method of interventionthe addition or subtraction of elements t an existing training program improves the overall training program by making it more effective and efficientthe addition or subtraction of elements to an existing method of intervention improves the overall intervention by making it...

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WSRt, critical thinking - a summary of all articles needed in the third block of second year psychology at the uva


This is a summary of the articles and reading materials that are needed for the third block in the course WSR-t. This course is given to second year psychology students at the Uva. The course is about thinking critically about scientific research and how such research is

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