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Standardized Tests and Measures

William N. Friedrich, Erna Olafson, and Kathleen Coulborn Faller

in Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse: Controversies and Best Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195311778
eISBN:
9780199865055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

The use of standardized tests and measures can supplement information obtained from interviewing the child. This chapter provides information about instruments for both children and adolescents. It ... More


Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island

John Richardson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231141680
eISBN:
9780231512114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Howard Andrew Knox (1885–1949) served as assistant surgeon at Ellis Island during the 1910s, administering a range of verbal and nonverbal tests to determine the mental capacity of potential ... More


Developing Performance Scales

Richardson John T. E.

in Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231141680
eISBN:
9780231512114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on subsequent attempts to develop performance scales, many of which incorporated tests originally developed by Howard Andrew Knox and his colleagues to estimate mental deficiency ... More


The Research Program

Wendy Haight, Teresa Ostler, James Black, and Linda Kingery

in Helping Children of Rural, Methamphetamine-Involved Families: The Case of Rural Illinois

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326055
eISBN:
9780199864461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326055.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides an overview of the mixed methods research strategy. The site of the research is predominantly white, working-class, rural Illinois in the early 21st century. Participants were ... More


Borrowing the Ellis Island Tests

Richardson John T. E.

in Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231141680
eISBN:
9780231512114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the wider use of intelligence tests throughout the 1920s and 1930s until they were generally superseded by David Wechsler’s scales from 1939 onward. From May 1912 to May 1916, ... More


Practical Issues in Intelligence Testing

Richardson John T. E.

in Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231141680
eISBN:
9780231512114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the various practical issues in intelligence testing that Howard Andrew Knox and his colleagues encountered while they were administering performance tests to mentally deficient ... More


In Trials

in Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226853505
eISBN:
9780226853529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226853529.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the summer of 1950, a series entitled “I Posed as a Communist for the FBI” was published in the Saturday Evening Post. It told the story of Matt Cvetic, a Pittsburgh clerk who was asked by the ... More


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