Psy 401 - Advanced Research Methods in Psychology [Personality]

Dr. John A. Johnson

Take-Home Essay Test 3




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Your job is constructing whatever personality scales your clients need. (Your clients include people from all walks of life: academic researchers, government agencies, counselors and therapists, employers in private enterprise and industry, and so forth.) Imagine and describe four situations or scenarios where you might be most likely to use the following methods of scale construction and explain why you would use them:

  1. Wolfe's rational/common-sense method (25 points)
  2. Gough's empirical method (25 points)
  3. Johnson's sociolinguistic method (25 points)
  4. Briggs and Cheek's factor analytic method (25 points)