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Understanding source effects in ADHD rating scales: Reply to DuPaul (2003)


Burns, GL and Gomez, R and Walsh, JA and Moura, MA, Understanding source effects in ADHD rating scales: Reply to DuPaul (2003), Psychological Assessment, 15, (1) pp. 118-119. ISSN 1040-3590 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1037/1040-3590.15.1.118


G.J. DuPaul (2003) offered two suggestions for additional research to understand the strong source effects reported by R. Gomez, G. L. Burns, J. A. Walsh, and M. A. de Moura (2003) in attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rating scales. The first suggestion was to determine whether the source effects represent mostly bias or accuracy. The second suggestion was to minimize source effects through the development of better ADHD rating scales. Because source effects can represent bias or accuracy, it is important to minimize the bias aspect through content validation procedures prior to attempts to determine whether source effects better reflect bias or accuracy. This comment offers various suggestions to reduce the bias in ADHD rating scales.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Social and personality psychology
Research Field:Personality and individual differences
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:62901
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-03-30
Last Modified:2010-05-05

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