Original Articles should include the following sections (see below) and take into account the following specific guidelines besides the General Instructions to Authors. Furthermore, articles about the construction or adaptation of an assessment instrument should also follow the specific guidelines for these studies.
-Recruitment procedure, specifying the inclusion and exclusion criteria.
-Agreement to participate (voluntary, economic or academic compensation, etc.).
-Detailed description of the sample (number, age, sex, and other features relevant to the research).
-Research with experiments on animals should include: species, number of animals, sex, age, weight and physiological state.
-A clear statement that the ethical guidelines appropriate to the procedure and population have been followed.
-Description of all materials used in the study: measurement and stimulation devices, questionnaires, psychological tests, etc.
-Technical specifications of laboratory equipment, including brand and model.
-Detailed description of the research process. This description should be sufficiently detailed to allow the study to be replicated and its value assessed.
-Description of the experimental design including the dependent and independent variables, measurement procedure and, if pertinent, manipulation procedure and strategies to control extraneous variables.
· Original Articles. Construction or Adaptation of Assessment Instruments
Manuscripts focussing on the construction or adaptation of an assessment instrument should provide additional information to be included in the following sections:
-Construction and qualitative assessment of items: criteria applied for items selection, justification of the response format, number of items, etc.
-Test translation procedure, if pertinent.
-Content validity study.
-Description of the test administration process.
-Internal structure study and, if an adaptation, comparison with the structure of the original test.
-Reliability study of the dimensions of the instrument and, if appropriate, of the total score. In the case of an adaptation of an existing test, these results should be compared with the original instrument.
-Studies to obtain external evidence of validity.
-If appropriate, study of the differential items functioning in relation to individual variables that are relevant to understanding the phenomenon which is being investigated.
Authors are required to follow the AERA, APA and NCME methodological guidelines in the development of psychological and education tests. For more information consult:
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