Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Table of Specifications

  • Michael FranzenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1255

Definition

A table of specifications is a 2 × 2 matrix relating constructs of interest to behaviors to be observed or test items to be administered. It can be used to help determine adequate content validity for the test by examining the relative representation of constructs to be evaluated. For example, if the constructs to be evaluated include visual attention and visual memory, then a table of specifications would help determine that the number of items used to evaluate each construct reflects the relative importance of the two constructs and that an adequate number of items is used to evaluate those constructs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allegheny General HospitalPittsburghUSA