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James P. VanDemark Psyc4310- Tests and Measurements (36357) Dr. Trina Gordon Hall April 19, 2014 Name of Test: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® The Name of the Test: Include also the date it was originally developed as well as the date of the current version. This should be done in a narrative form under the subheading The test critique is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This was a mother and daughter joint effort of Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed the MBTI®. They have been fascinated with enduring work on Carl Jung's theories in the 1920’s regarding psychological type preferences. Carl Jung believed that theories can be applied in real life situations as well as in real world applications. During…show more content…
The Development of the Test: What information do you have about the test's inception? What methods and procedures were used (e.g., empirical criterion keying, factor analysis, etc.) to create the test? What type of subtests included, if any or the different domains that are tested? The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® was inevitably associated with Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types in 1923. There is no wonder that this instrument had received high praises who are familiar with Jungian theory.3. This Indicator was based on item response theory. It is a self-report inventory that forced test taker to make choice with each question. In the most current Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), Form Q Step II adapts the facet approach utilizing item response theory with the item selections while introducing a national normative sample.4 However, although the items were given forced-choice, it can be concluded that it is far from being indifferent because of the simplicity of the choices just like those true-false questions. Furthermore, the choices given are opposing and non-competing answers.5 Test Administration: How long does it take on the average to administer the test and what level of training is required for the users? The form M has 93 questions and should take anywhere from 20 - 30 minutes to complete. The
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