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Scientific foundations of clinical assessment

Author: Stephen N Haynes; Greg Smith; John Hunsley
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2011.
Series: Foundations of clinical science and practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment is a user-friendly overview of the most important science-based 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen N Haynes; Greg Smith; John Hunsley
ISBN: 9780415876506 0415876508 9780415876513 0415876516
OCLC Number: 548660432
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the scientific foundations of clinical assessment: the fundamental relations among clinical assessment, measurement, and clinical science --
Reliability --
Validity --
Applying psychometric evidence to clinical decisions --
Clinical utility and decision making --
Understanding patterns among measures through factor analysis --
The conditional nature of psychometric evidence --
How to evaluate commonly used statistical methods in clinical assessment research --
Using multiple sources of data in clinical assessment.
Series Title: Foundations of clinical science and practice.
Responsibility: Stephen N. Haynes, Gregory T. Smith, & John D. Hunsley.

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"Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment is a user-friendly overview of the most important science-based 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, this text is one every professional and graduate student needs"--Provided by publisher.

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