Reply to commentary by bilder, sugar, and helleman (2014 this issue) on minimizing false positive error with multiple performance validity tests

Jeremy J. Davis, Scott R. Millis

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Abstract

Bilder, Sugar, and Helleman (2014 this issue) have criticized recent publications on performance validity test (PVT) failure in clinical samples. Bilder and colleagues appear to make an idiosyncratic interpretation of recent research and inconsistently apply principles of null hypothesis significance testing. Overall, their position seems to propose that PVTs should be held to a higher psychometric standard than conventional neuropsychological tests. Problematic aspects of these criticisms are discussed. Additional consideration is given to research aims and findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1224-1229
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • False positive rate
  • Forensic neuropsychology
  • Performance validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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