Explain the APA principles related to the use of technology in psychological testing.Ethical principles are part of everything psychologists do. Clinicians, researchers, academics, and any other area you can think of must perform ethically.
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This assignment is due at the end of week 10.
Note: Before you submit this assignment, you must have completed:
•The minimum requirements for the discussion, “Test Bias in Test Development.”
•The Current and Future Trends module in the CogBooks Adaptive Learning tool.
Ethical principles are part of everything psychologists do. Clinicians, researchers, academics, and any other area you can think of must perform ethically. We follow the code of ethics of our professional associations (i.e. the American Psychological Association). To prepare for this assessment, use the suggested resources and other scholarly sources to investigate the ethical implications of common psychometric issues related to errors in test administration, scoring, and interpretation; bias and fairness; and the role of technology in psychological testing. Based on your research, you will write a paper in three parts, as instructed below. You will examine the APA code of ethics (the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Ethics, linked in the Assignment Resources) in relation to these topics. You will develop a plan to avoid violating APA ethical principles in your current or future profession, and outline the steps you will take.
Complete the following activities to prepare for this assignment:
•In the Salkind text read, Chapter 19, pages 306–330.
•In the Standards text read, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, pages 123–168.
•Access and explore the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
•From the Capella Library read: Scheu, I. E., & Lawrence, T. (2013). Considerations of translating psychological tests into digital mediums: A case study. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 49(2), 133–154.
Nicholson, I, R. (2011). New technology, old issues: Demonstrating the relevance of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists to the ever-sharper cutting edge of technology. Canadian Psychology, 52(3), 215–224.
Search the Capella databases for any additional, current, peer-reviewed research articles that will help you to complete this project.
There are three parts to the assignment. You must complete them all. Your paper should be between 6-12 pages (excluding the title page, abstract, and reference section). There is no minimum or maximum number of pages for each section. However, be sure to cover everything required. Be sure to review the general, organizational, and literature requirements below.
Part One: Test Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation
Most of the standardized tests you use will be psychometrically sound, but problems can still occur during and after a psychological test is administered. This can happen during test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Based on your research, identify and evaluate issues related to errors in test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Include the following:
•Describe and evaluate common errors made in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests.
•Identify APA ethical principles that are directly related to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests and provide examples of instance where these would apply. Begin with Section 9 of the APA code of conduct.
•Identify APA principles that are indirectly related to psychological assessment, such as those addressing competency, avoidance of harm, and informed consent. Evaluate how they are related to psychological assessment.
•Outline the steps you can take to minimize testing errors so you do not violate APA principles related to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests.
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