Locate a standardized measurement instrument used in your specialization or area of interest, and then complete a critique. There are two ways to locate a measurement instrument with published psychometrics: identify a measurement instrument used in a peer-reviewed study you have read, and then use the reference list to find its origin,

The standardized measurement instrument used in the critique must be located from a scholarly source containing validity and reliability information. Copy the Measurement Instrument Critique Template below into a Word document, and then complete each section:

Measurement Instrument Critique Template

Reference Information

  1. Title of the instrument (including edition and form, if applicable):
  1. Author(s):
  1. Publisher and date(s) of publication:


  1. Construct(s), domain(s), or variable(s) the instrument measures:
  1. Unidimensionality or multidimensionality of construct(s), domains(s), or variables(s):
  1. Theoretical and/or empirical foundations of the instrument:


  1. Purpose and potential uses of the instrument:
  1. Whom the instrument is designed:
  1. Structure of the instrument:
  1. Length of the instrument, including number of items:
  1. Subscales within the instrument (if applicable):
  1. Format of the instrument:


  1. Instrument administration procedures:
  1. Necessary administrator qualifications and/or training:
  1. Scoring procedures of the instrument:
  1. Type of scoring or scaling (availability of scoring keys and scoring services, subscale, factor, or dimension scores):


  1. Evidence of reliability (include type(s) and statistic(s) as appropriate):
  1. Adequacy of reliability evidence to support potential uses of the instrument:
  1. Evidence of validity (include type(s) and subject area, construct, outcome as appropriate):
  1. Adequacy of validity evidence to support potential uses of the instrument:

Multicultural Application

  1. Analysis of the multicultural application of the instrument (addressing research on multicultural comparison, or limitations of generalizability based on a lack of multicultural data):

Summary Evaluation and Critique

  1. Strengths and limitations of the instrument:
  1. Critique of the use of the instrument in both an applied and research context:

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