This study investigated the effects of administering
a personality inventory by computer. Both the
results of the initial study and a replication suggest
that significant differences exist between paper-pencil
and computer administrations of the MMPI on
the cannot say (?) scale and scale 6 (Paranoia).
However, there appears to be no set of items that
would account for these scale differences. Differences
on the ? scale were explained in terms of
the different methods used to omit items in each
condition. Differences on scale 6 were small, and
the clinical significance of that difference needs to
be investigated further. Implications for future research
on computer-administered personality instruments are discussed.
Biskin, Bruce H & Kolotkin, Ronette L. (1977). Effects of computerized administration on scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 543-549. doi:10.1177/014662167700100410
Biskin, Bruce H.; Kolotkin, Ronette L..
Effects of computerized administration on scores on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.
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