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IQ tests
« on: May 03, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
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@beeweegee I'd love to hear more about how a test is given.
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Re: IQ tests
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 01:14:45 PM »
Does anyone here remember the IQ tests that TechMicro developed? I believe they were the first legitimate computer based IQ test.

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Re: IQ tests
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 04:19:16 PM »
Does anyone here remember the IQ tests that TechMicro developed? I believe they were the first legitimate computer based IQ test.
I assume you are referring to the COMIT (Computer Optimized Multimedia Intelligence Test) - yes, it was considered a legitimate test when it came out, at least potentially, but it did have its limitations - and was never really adopted by the psychology community - I don't know of anyone who uses it.

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Re: IQ tests
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 04:26:28 PM »
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@beeweegee I'd love to hear more about how a test is given.
That can have a really long or a really short answer, but the short version is:

In person, one on one (almost always - depends on the specific test and how it was standardized) using a standardized, psychometrically-sound intelligence test. The two tests most commonly used in the US for adults currently are the WAIS-IV and the SB-5. More often than not, they are administered in conjunction with a battery of tests, not just IQ - an IQ score is most valuable in the context of additional data.

Happy to answer any specific questions you may have.