Optimal standard measures: Comment on Matthews et al. (2016)

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Abstract

Matthews, Adler, Forrest, and Stead (2016) implied that measures of mental health constructs such as depression can be made interchangeable by standardizing their scores. The present author contends that content differences in the measures a priori prevent their equivalence and that, instead, we need to agree on a standard definition of the construct and then use only a definition-fitting optimal standard measure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-490
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume72
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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In: American Psychologist, Vol. 72, No. 5, 07.2017, p. 489-490.

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