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Assessment Tool Literature Review

19 Mar

Assessment Tool Literature Review

Effective career counseling requires a working knowledge of many assessment tools and resources. As you have learned throughout this course, career counselors have increasingly relied on assessment tools to help support the client in addressing his or her unique career needs. There are a host of tools available to career counselors including the widely used Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Myers Briggs Typology Indicator (MBTI). This assignment will give you an opportunity to build upon your knowledge of both of these assessment tools. Submit a 5-7 page literature review of the SII and MBTI. Use a minimum of eight sources, in addition to the course text, to complete this assignment. Your literature review should include information on all of the following for each tool:

  • Background/history of the assessment tool
  • Ability of Counselors and the public to access the tool
  • Types of questions/information collected by the tool
  • Types of information yielded from the tool
  • Utility of the tool in career counseling
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the tool as identified by researchers
  • Recommendations you would offer for future research

Note: A literature review is a summary and synthesis of research other people have written, as opposed to your views or argument. It essentially tells the reader what has been done. The literature review can help the writer understand a particular concept, problem, or body of information. An example of a literature review has been provided in the recommended reading section above.

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Grading Criteria

Content CriteriaTotal: 3 Points
Paper is a minimum of 5-7 pages in length, not including the title or reference page.
Uses a minimum of 8 sources, in addition to the course text, to complete this assignment.
Addresses the selected topic fully and clearly, drawing on specific information from the learning material.
Includes introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement and a conclusion.
Provides a summary and synthesis of research on the three assessment tools described in the assignment guidelines.
Includes recommendations for future research.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 1.5 Points
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Research CriteriaTotal: 2 Points
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
Style CriteriaTotal: 1.5 Points
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
Total Possible Points Total: 8 Points

 

 
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