Simple, but Effective. Odd- and Even-Item Short Forms for theWAIS-R
The current investigation developed two easy-to-administer Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) short forms for test-retest situations. One sample of 90 psychiatric inpatients and a cross-validation sample of 30 psychiatric inpatients were administered the full WAIS-R. Test results were scored in the standard fashion and for two short forms developed by an odd-even split on 9 of the 11 subtests. Verbal, Performance, and Full Scale IQs derived from both short form scales closely approximated standard-form WAIS-R IQs. Short form subtest-scaled scores, however, were more discrepant from the standard form subtest-scaled scores. Results are discussed in terms of the short forms' practical advantages, and directions for future research are considered. © 1986 American Psychological Association.
Edinger, JD; Shipley, RH; Watkins, CE
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