Article Title: Inter Scorer Reliability of Hand Test

Author(s): Fayyaz Ahmed Anjum & Iffat Batool

Institute(s): Department of Psychology, GC University Lahore

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 2018, Vol. 16, No.1, 47-50 Short Report

Correspondence Address: Commander Fayyaz Ahmed Anjum, PhD Scholar at the Department of Psychology, GC University Lahore, (Pakistan), Email: fayyaz_ahmed_66@yahoo.com

Abstract

The present study was carried out to establish the psychometric properties (inter scorer reliability) of the Modified Hand Test. The Modified Hand Test consists of 14 stimuli including four new stimuli, which were adapted through a study to determine cultural input in accordance with the original test construction procedure. This study was carried out on a sample of 50 participants who were diverse in terms of age, educational level and economic backgrounds. The sample was selected randomly out of the larger sample of 500 participants who were recruited for the establishment of norms of the Hand Test in Pakistan. Three scorers, including the researcher, scored the responses independently in accordance with guidelines provided in the manual of the Hand Test. Agreement was considered as very high between pair of scorers. A high level of agreement was found between scorers one and two of 88%, scorers two and three of 86%, and scorers one and three of 87%. Comparison of agreement between pair of examiner were also made for the Modified Hand Test which consisted of 14 stimuli with the Original Hand Test comprising of ten stimuli, similar results were found.

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