Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. suprunp's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Apr 2011
    • Posts: 599
    #1

    weighted heavily by

    For the scoring of any variable to be considered highly reliable, two different assessors should be very likely to produce similar ratings when examining any given personís responses. Recent investigations demonstrate, however, that many of
    the Rorschach scores weighted heavily by clinicians display unsatisfactory agreement. As a consequence, clinicians may often arrive at quite different interpretations of peopleís responses.
    (Scientific American Mind; Volume 16 Number 1; What's wrong with this picture?)

    Does 'heavily' simply mean 'seriously, pedantically etc.'?

    Thanks.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,103
    #2

    Re: weighted heavily by

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    For the scoring of any variable to be considered highly reliable, two different assessors should be very likely to produce similar ratings when examining any given person’s responses. Recent investigations demonstrate, however, that many of
    the Rorschach scores weighted heavily by clinicians display unsatisfactory agreement. As a consequence, clinicians may often arrive at quite different interpretations of people’s responses.
    (Scientific American Mind; Volume 16 Number 1; What's wrong with this picture?)

    Does 'heavily' simply mean 'seriously, pedantically etc.'?

    Thanks.
    It's unclear. I think it means that the Rorschach tests are given more credence than some other psychological tests when an overall assessment is made. That is, the Rorschach test might count for 20% while the IQ test counts for 10% - that sort of 'weighing'.

Similar Threads

  1. so heavily medicated as to ~
    By rainous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Oct-2011, 09:02
  2. Heavily?
    By sondra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2010, 13:21
  3. charged heavily
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13-Aug-2008, 06:21
  4. usage of weighted and weighed
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jun-2007, 10:43
  5. heavily medicated
    By emily wong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Nov-2005, 07:51

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •