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Multidimensional Scoring

Multidimensional scoring is a psychometric method for quantifying and converting the test responses of subjects to scores. It takes into consideration the primary components that are necessary for the successful completion of a test task. Originally developed to overcome the shortcomings of existing test scoring methods used in the evaluation of patients with aphasia, the general principles for developing multidimensional scoring systems have been applied to a variety of human behaviors or activities. Constructing such a system requires that the dimensions or components of the behavior be specified and then ordered hierarchically according to their importance to satisfactorily carrying out the target behavior or activity. This enables the fabrication of a binary choice flowchart that allows the observer to make a series of choices as ...

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