Posted by badhaircut on August 20, 2004, at 15:06:31
In reply to but higher than what?, posted by Dinah on August 20, 2004, at 14:18:26
> i just think the intro needs to be more clear
I agree. Any person taking an assessment should be informed (like in "informed consent"), even if she's anonymous.
A brief intro could include:
–the test's origins & uses in other settings
–an example of how a person could use it here
–plain language about how it *shouldn't* be used
–maybe links for further info about psychometrics in general
–explicit statements about privacy & data ownership. We're told our posts are fair game for Bob's use, but are these scores, too? Could our scores be compared to our posting frequency, for example, and then published by Bob?
I think really simple language is key. Especially for newbies to depression, terms like "diagnosis" versus "assessment" and "tracking" are a foreign language.
I think it will be a good addition to PB -- just my 2˘ about tweaking it.