• Wolfgang P. Beiglböck Universitat Wien, Austria
Keywords: psychometrics, psychosocial, quality of life, positive psychology


This issue of LIBERABIT has a clear focus on psychometrics. Ziegler and Bensch (2013) state that when translating an existing measurement tool into another language, users must ask the same questions as they do when constructing a new tool:

  1. For what measurement purpose is the instrument designed (e.g., personnel selection, clinical assessment)?
  2. What is the target population (e.g., adolescents, adults, patients)?
  3. Who will employ the instrument (e.g., researchers, practitioners)?
(Ziegler and Bensch, 2013, p. 81)

Several authors in this topic have tried to adapt existing or translated measurement tools to different specific populations and to provide psychometric data that allows practitioners to use these tools on a scientific basis...


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How to Cite
Beiglböck, W. (2018, June 28). Editorial. LIBERABIT. Revista Peruana De Psicología, 24(1), 5-8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24265/liberabit.2018.v24n1.01