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For this Assignment, you compare the advantages between free-format and fixed-format self-report measures.

To prepare:

Review pages 72–80 in Chapter 4 of the course text.
You may also review and research materials (hard copies or online) outside this week’s Learning Resources that are relevant to the Assignment, if you wish.
The Assignment (2 pages):

Explain what free-format self-report measures and fixed-format self-report measures are and provide specific examples. Plan to devote a paragraph to describing each.
Compare the advantages of free-format self-report measures and fixed-format self-report measures in a table similar to the one provided below. Provide at least three advantages for each. Paraphrase(put in your own words) rather than directly quoting from the Learning Resources.
Free-format advantages
Fixed-format advantages

Advantage 1

Advantage 1

Advantage 2

Advantage 2

Advantage 3

Advantage 3

Respond to oneof the following two questions (A or B):
Briefly describe a research study in which a free-format self-report measure will be preferred over fixed-format self-report measure and justify your rationale.
Which free-format self-report measure (e.g., projective measure, associative, list etc.) would you prefer to administer if you were a researcher for your chosen study? Justify your rationale for the selection.
Briefly describe a research study in which a fixed-format self-report measure will be preferred over free-format self-report measure and justify your rationale.
Which fixed-format self-report measure (e.g., Likert scale, semantic differential, etc.) would you prefer to administer if you were a researcher for the study? Justify your rationale for the selection.

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