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Measurement of Intelligence: Limitations and Uses of Intelligence Tests


Limitations of Intelligence Tests

  • It is not adequately standardized
  • Measures intelligence only as what is spoken or written
  • Do not reach native inborn ability
  • Leaves many personality aspects untouched
  • Tests only general abilities and not all specific

Uses of Intelligence Tests

  • Is used in the study of individual differences
  • Is used on mentally retarded children, gifted children
  • Is used in education
  • Applied to problems of discipline and in business
  • Can be used to distinguish fast and slow learn…

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Common Intelligence Tests: Stanford-Binet Test

  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT) : This can be verbal or non-verbal intelligence test that can be completed within 15 to 20 minutes. It is applicable to all ages from four to 90 including individuals with language and hearing impairments. The subtests include vocabulary and non-verbal matrices, designed for rapid estimates of intelligence. Internal consistency approximates 0.93 for the vocabulary subtest an…

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