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Testing cognitive abilities by telephone in a sample of 6- to 8-year-olds

Petrill, Stephen A; Rempell, Josh; Oliver, Bonamy R and Plomin, Robert. 2002. Testing cognitive abilities by telephone in a sample of 6- to 8-year-olds. Intelligence, 30(4), pp. 353-360. ISSN 01602896 [Article]

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Telephone-administered measures of cognitive ability have been shown to be efficient and cost-effective alternatives to in-person-based assessments. The current study examined the validity of a telephone-assessed measure of cognitive ability using a sample of fifty-two 6–8-year-old children. The telephone test was composed of verbal- as well as performance-based measures of cognitive ability. The telephone-assessed measure of general cognitive ability correlated r=.65 with in-person-assessed measures. After correction for range restriction, the correlation was r=.72. Thus, measures of cognitive ability administered by telephone appear to be feasible, even in elementary school-age children.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-2896(02)00087-9

Keywords:

Cognitive abilityTestingTelephoneSchool-ageValidity

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2002Published

Item ID:

21308

Date Deposited:

29 Sep 2017 10:25

Last Modified:

29 Sep 2017 10:25

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21308

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