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Define evidence based assessment

EBA is an approach to clinical evaluation that uses research and theory to guide the selection of constructs to be assessed for a specific assessment purpose, the methods and measures to be used in the assessment, and the manner in which the assessment process unfolds.


What are the objectives of EBA

EPA aims to ensure:
Reliability of instruments used
Validity of instruments used
Clinical utility of instruments used
Appropriate instrument is selected
That the selected instrument is correctly interpreted


What is the problem with the research base for EBA

There is currently little research on the EBA.

Hunsley and mash 2011 tried to operationalise evidence based psychological instruments

This was limiting because they develop criteria for the instrument rather than the assessment process


What are the future directions for EBA

Doing research on the EBA rather than EBI

Differentiating EBA a from EBI from EBT