Common methodological problems in MMPI research

Common methodological problems in MMPI research,10.1037/0022-006X.46.4.620,Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,James N. Butcher,Auke Tellege

Common methodological problems in MMPI research   (Citations: 15)
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Indicates that research with the MMPI continues at a high rate and suggests that too many articles submitted and even accepted for publication are methodologically weak. This article discusses some common methodological problems involving the use of the MMPI that were encountered in the course of reviewing articles submitted for publication. These problems involve the use of the MMPI as an all-purpose measure sensitive to "normal range" personality attributes, scale proliferation, limited-validity short forms, errors in assessing profile change, and erroneous interpretations of group data. Some suggestions for improving research designs are made. (37 ref)
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