Developing and validating rapid assessment instruments
The second article in this series provides illustrations of these steps from the authors’ own works, detailing decision making and strategies for analyzing psychometric data.DESCRIPTION: ABSTRACT Medical education has traditionally employed a form of apprenticeship when training new clinicians to work in the hospital environment.The resulting instrument was administered to a convenience sample of therapists and the results analyzed for patterns.
Therefore, further research would be needed to generalize this research to other populations. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.This instrument was administered as a validation study in a purposive sample of social work and education majors at three universities (N = 513) with a return of 354 (69%).After the reliability and validity analysis was completed, the Attitude subscale was left with eight items and a Cronbach’s alpha level of .91.In this format a more experienced clinician takes on the title of preceptor and serves as both an educator and guide for the fledgling clinician.Although the behavioral characteristics desired in a clinical preceptor are well documented, empirical research has repeatedly shown that the selection process of preceptors is based on clinical skills with little or no regard to the candidate’s teaching abilities or behavioral characteristics.
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In this age of accountability, social work practitioners face greater demands to demonstrate the effectiveness of their interventions.