Homework: Methods of Measuring
To prepare: A client is dealing with mental health depression. Consider how you would evaluate the client's progress in this area. Create questions with response options that would capture this phenomenon or client issue.
I. Identify Depression and explain how you conceptualize this phenomenon.
II. Provide at least 3 questions you would use to measure Depression and explain how these questions operationalize the phenomenon.
III. Define reliability in 2-3 sentences and give one example of how you would establish reliability for the questions you created.
IV. Define validity in 2-3 sentences and give one example of how you would establish validity for the questions you created.
V. Create a measurement plan to assess the Depression.
i. Describe the methodology you would use to collect data using your measurement tool (your method for acquiring this research data).
ii. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of your choices.
i. Provide a brief explanation of the existing measurement instrument that you identified.
ii. Then, compare your original measurement approach to the existing instrument.
iii. Next, explain how you would revise or replace your original measurement plan.
iv. Finally explain the advantages and/or disadvantages of using existing instruments for measurement. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer.
Format your homework according to the following formatting requirements:
i) The answer should be typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), double spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
ii) The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the homework, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
iii) Also include a reference page. The Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.