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Validation of Computer Based Administration for Gessells Drawing Test of Intelligence


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1 Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India
     

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The Gesell's Drawmg Test of Intelligence is a useful screening tool for research and clinical practice. This cross-sectional exploratory research seeks to compare performance of a purposive sample of 59 children in age range of S- 12 years on the test drawing activity by using computer based Paint Brush Program along with concurrent use of its traditional paper-pencil mode of test administration. Independent scoring by three mutually blinded examiners show no significant difference in scores of subjects between the two modes of administration (p >0.05). However, a consistent pattern of within group differences seen with higher scores for paper-pencil mode of administration on variables like gender, age, residence, type of syllabus, and family background (p 0.05). The findings are discussed with merits and demerits in the ongoing efforts to develop computer-enabled testing devices for children.

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Computer vs. Paper, Drawing Tests, Geometric Designs, Inter-Examiner Reliability.
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Authors

S. Venkatesan
Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India
V. Hariharan
Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India
G. Y. Yashodhara Kumar
Department of Clinical Psychology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India

Abstract


The Gesell's Drawmg Test of Intelligence is a useful screening tool for research and clinical practice. This cross-sectional exploratory research seeks to compare performance of a purposive sample of 59 children in age range of S- 12 years on the test drawing activity by using computer based Paint Brush Program along with concurrent use of its traditional paper-pencil mode of test administration. Independent scoring by three mutually blinded examiners show no significant difference in scores of subjects between the two modes of administration (p >0.05). However, a consistent pattern of within group differences seen with higher scores for paper-pencil mode of administration on variables like gender, age, residence, type of syllabus, and family background (p 0.05). The findings are discussed with merits and demerits in the ongoing efforts to develop computer-enabled testing devices for children.

Keywords


Computer vs. Paper, Drawing Tests, Geometric Designs, Inter-Examiner Reliability.