For this project, you will be critiquing an original empirical research article that reports the results of testing reliability of an assessment instrument.
You may choose either of the following articles:
Lauth, B., Magnsson, P., Ferrari, P., & Ptursson, H. (2008)
. An Icelandic version of the Kiddie-SADS-PL: Translation, cross-cultural
adaptation and inter-rater reliability. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 62, 379-385.
In addition to explaining the study design and results, use the information from the textbook as well as the article to explain each type of reliability that was evaluated in the study. Be sure to answer the following questions in your critique:
a. Do you have confidence in the research design (e.g., the number of participants, the inclusion criteria, the methods)? Why or why not?
b. Do you have confidence in the researchers analyses of the reliability of the instrument? Why or why not?
c. Would you have confidence in the instrument based on the reliability of the instrument as demonstrated in the study? Why or why not?
d. Would you have any reservations using the instrument in future research? Why or why not?
e. What additional types of reliability, if any, would you want to determine in future research that were not tested in this study?
f. Discuss the purpose of demonstrating reliability in the population and culture sampled in the study. Can these results generalize to other populations (ages, gender, abilities) or cultures?