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Psychometrics in Coaching, 2nd Edition by Jonathan Passmore

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04

Psychometric tools in development – do they work and how?

MARK BATEY, ANNA WALKER and DAVID HUGHES

Introduction

This chapter provides a short critical review of the empirical research evidence on the use of psychometrics in development. Our aim in the chapter is to help coaches to understand the science behind the utilization and potential of psychometrics and how these can be best used with clients. To that end, the final section of this chapter introduces a set of best practice guidelines for the employment of psychometrics in development.

The chapter focuses specifically on psychometrics as tools to facilitate development, rather than a review of the validity of psychometric tools in general. There is a vast body of research that demonstrates ...

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