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Need Summary Section And 12 15 Item Test Instrument

Based on Depressionand substance abuse-discuss the methods used to administer the instrument,provide a strengths and weaknesses/limitation section regarding the developmentof the instrument, and discuss ways to increase the reliability and validity ofthe instrument.

This assignment is the third step toward completing yourTest Development Proposal in Week 6. Develop a 12-15 item test/instrument on the construct of interest youselected during Step One and Step Two (e.g. depression, anxiety, self-esteem,marital satisfaction, social persuasion, job satisfaction, etc.). Construct theitems and response choices for the instrument (can either be in multiplechoice, true/false, rating scale, and/or open ended question format). Includean introduction to the instrument (e.g. what the test is proposing to measureand why) and explicit instructions on how the instrument should be completed bythe participants. Use the Diem (2002), Derrington (2009), and Siebert (2002)websites to assist you in your item and test construction. Information gatheredfrom sources must be appropriately cited on the References page, following APAguidelines. Your test submission should include a title page and a Referencespage (if sources were used).

Although not required for this Week’s written assignment,you will need to administer your instrument to 3-5 people (e.g., familymembers, friends, etc.) before the beginning of Week 6. Please ensure that eachparticipant reviews the consent form (which should include the instructor’sinformation and student’s name) provided in the Assignment folder for this week(See Participant Consent Form). Since this proposal is completely anonymous,you will not be required to return the consent forms, but will receive creditduring Week 6 for acknowledging in the final proposal that you presented thisto your participants.

Content includes an introduction to the instrument,explaining what the instrument is measuring and why, as well as instructions onhow the instrument is to be completed by participants.

Content includes the development of a 12-15 item instrumentusing close-ended and/or open-ended questions, and response choices

Items and response choices are complete, clear, and concise.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Items include words and language that are inclusive, clear,and unambiguous.

Includes an APA style cover page. If sources are used,includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriateversion of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).

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