Is Pharmacotherapy Better than Psychotherapy at Helping Clients Aged 65 Years or Older to Decrease Depression Symptoms?
Based upon the research question you selected, and the variables of interest: Is Pharmacotherapy Better than Psychotherapy at Helping Clients Aged 65 Years or Older to
Decrease Depression Symptoms?
1) Find and critique a known scale or instrument to measure a variable related to my research question.
a. Describe the instrument including how it is administered, scoring procedures, and any other relevant information about the measurement strategy;
PLEASE USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AS THE INSTRUMENT: Mental measurement s yearbook (MMY), PsycTESTS, PsycINFO or Health and Psychosocial Instruments
b. Discuss who the measure has been tested with and any potential populations that the measure may not be useful with given cultural and linguistic considerations
PLEASE BE SURE TO USE CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC CONSIDERATIONS
c. Provide a description of the reliability and validity of the instrument, demonstrating an understanding of the meaning of these concepts and how they are evaluated.
2) Identify an alternative method of measurement besides a known scale (e.g., self-report, archival, biological, etc.) and describe the merits and drawbacks to using
this approach in your strategy for addressing the research question
Use of numbering and headings of paper sections (i.e., 1. Known Scale, 1.a. Administration, Scoring, Other Info, …)