Raven, J. (2008, August 20). Fundamental Problems in Psychometrics. WebPsychEmpiricist. Retrieved August 20, 2008 from http://wpe.info/papers_table.html.
Many of the national Professional associations that constitute the International Association of Applied Psychology and The International Test Commission in particular promote themselves as protecting the public from the mis-use of tests. In this short paper it is argued that this claim is largely fraudulent. The Test Standards promoted by these bodies often lead to evaluations of both people and programmes that can only be considered unscientific, misleading, and unethical. The ethical issues become still more serious when those studies are presented as contributions to "evidence based practice". The paper is linked to an attempt to promote a paradigm shift in psychometrics currently being pursued through the Psychwiki.