Top 5 Reasons to Use Pruebas Publicadas en Español
Buros Graduate Assistant, Analay Perez, explains the top five reasons why graduate students should use Pruebas Publicadas en Español II. PPE II consists of descriptive listings of commercially published tests that are available in part or wholly in Spanish. It builds on the established traditions of the Buros Center for Testing and its long-standing publication series – The Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print. PPE II provides extensive and vital information about tests. It offers descriptions of more than 600 tests, using 22 descriptor fields to acquaint test users with available measures and to facilitate appropriate selection of tests. To maximize its accessibility, PPE II content appears side by side in Spanish and English throughout the volume.
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[00:00:06.860]My name is Angela Perez and I am a
doctoral student in the Quantitative
[00:00:10.610]Qualitative and Psychometric
[00:00:13.250]I'm also a graduate assistant at the
Buros Center for Testing here at the
[00:00:16.730]University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[00:00:18.860]And my purpose here today is to share
some really great information with you
[00:00:23.270]about one of the resources that we have
to offer here at the Buros Center
[00:00:29.750]Have you ever found yourself wondering
if a psychological test is available in
[00:00:34.460]Have you ever wondered if maybe a
translated test that you're using with a
[00:00:38.570]Spanish speaking client has
norms for Spanish speakers?
[00:00:42.350]And have you ever questioned if a resource
exists that details information on
[00:00:46.970]available test in Spanish, across
disciplines, such as speech,
[00:00:50.810]language pathology, cognitive psychology,
or developmental psychology? Well,
[00:00:55.340]I'm here to tell you that that resource
exists and it's called Pruebas Publicadas en Español
[00:01:00.440]or PPE. And I'm excited to
tell you all about it today.
[00:01:04.100]So what exactly is PPE? PPE is
a comprehensive bibliography
of Spanish test that
[00:01:09.950]was developed here at Buros Center for
Testing as a goal set forward by Oscar
[00:01:14.900]Buros. It's actually a compendium
of commercially available tests,
[00:01:19.850]that are either fully
or partly in Spanish.
[00:01:23.930]So currently we're on our second volume
of the PPE and that was published in
[00:01:29.120]October of 2018.
[00:01:31.190]It's important to note that each volume
replaces the previous volume with
[00:01:35.360]updated information such as norms,
[00:01:37.910]as we know that this information
can change from year to year.
[00:01:41.270]So in this video today,
[00:01:43.250]I'm going to outline the top five reasons
why you want to use PPE
[00:01:48.890]as a graduate student.
[00:01:52.140]The first reason to access is because it
provides instrumental information about
[00:01:57.170]test descriptions that are written by the
Buros staff and not test publishers.
[00:02:01.490]And this is important to know because
it really provides an
[00:02:04.760]unbiased view of tests.
[00:02:05.780]Each test description is broken down by
several components to help you evaluate
[00:02:10.550]the best measure for
your intended purpose.
[00:02:13.130]Test descriptions also contain
critical information about each test,
[00:02:17.510]such as the origin of the
test, whether the test originated
[00:02:22.400]in another country such as
Mexico, Spain, or Puerto Rico,
[00:02:26.900]or the United States.
[00:02:28.460]Additional information found in TIP is also available.
[00:02:34.340]This information provides graduate
students and professionals with a really
[00:02:37.940]thorough understanding of the
test and its intended use.
[00:02:41.420]In order to help you make decisions of
which measures are
[00:02:46.010]best for your intended purpose.
[00:02:50.750]The second reason to use PPE is
because of its ease of presentation of
[00:02:55.040]information. PPE offers a side by
side English and Spanish format.
[00:02:59.950]This makes it easily accessible for
both English and Spanish speakers.
[00:03:03.940]The descriptions show,
[00:03:05.530]which components are in English and
which components are in Spanish.
[00:03:12.000]The third reason for using PPE is
because it serves as a test index.
[00:03:16.530]PPE includes several indexes that allow
users to search for information in a
[00:03:21.570]variety of ways. For example, titles,
[00:03:27.180]and others that are provided
in both English and Spanish,
[00:03:30.990]as well as additional indexes.
[00:03:35.220]The fourth reason to use PPE is because
it gives you support with your research.
[00:03:39.300]So now that we know what type of
information you can find in PPE,
[00:03:43.800]you can use that information to
help you with your dissertation,
[00:03:47.880]your thesis research projects,
[00:03:50.370]as well as choosing the appropriate
measure for Spanish speaking clients,
[00:03:55.590]PPE distinguishes between tests
that have been translated
[00:03:58.710]and those that have been adopted. And when
we talk about tests
[00:04:02.400]that have been translated,
[00:04:03.420]that it refers to the literal translation
of test content
[00:04:08.280]from one language to the next.
[00:04:09.210]Whereas a test that has been adopted
is more than just translating.
[00:04:13.290]It takes into account the
cultural demographic and
geographical differences so
[00:04:18.930]that the resulting test is both
[00:04:22.770]accurate for your intended population.
[00:04:24.750]Knowing this information is critical
and will allow you to choose the best
[00:04:28.890]measure that's most appropriate
for your intended purposes.
[00:04:35.700]The fifth reason to use PPE is
because of it's easy online access.
[00:04:40.110]PPE is now available.
[00:04:41.790]Online PPE is included
in our premier database
[00:04:45.270]that is available to you
through your library's
[00:04:48.210]EBSCO information services and through Ovid.
[00:04:51.210]You can access online resources for
free through your university's library,
[00:04:55.950]but if not, talk to your librarian
about upgrading to Mental Measurements,
[00:05:00.000]Yearbook with Tests in Print Internacional.
PPE is also available
[00:05:05.790]in a PDF format for $79.
[00:05:07.500]This allows you to easily search
through the book and not have to worry
[00:05:12.300]about shipping. However, if
you prefer a paperback copy,
[00:05:16.560]we also have them available for $79.
[00:05:19.560]Don't miss your chance of
obtaining your copy of PPE today.
[00:05:25.080]In this short video,
[00:05:26.160]I have outlined the top five reasons
for using PPE as a graduate student.
[00:05:30.630]Let's do a quick recap.
[00:05:32.250]Here are my top five
reasons for using PPE.
[00:05:36.180]One is it provides instrumental
information about the test. Two is its ease of
[00:05:41.730]presented information. Three is that
it serves as a test index as it gives
[00:05:47.820]you support with your research.
And five is because of its easy online access.
[00:05:55.710]PPE will not only help you with your
research, but it will also be pivotal
[00:05:59.750]as you transition into your career
as a researcher, a therapist,
[00:06:03.560]or mental health professional.
[00:06:05.300]The Buros Center or Testing provides
a comprehensive resource on Spanish
[00:06:09.230]tests that we hope will be of help to you.
[00:06:11.960]The first step is to verify whether
PPE is available through your online
[00:06:16.430]university provider. If you do,
[00:06:18.860]this is great news and you're free
to use it as soon as you'd like,
[00:06:22.850]if not contact your university librarian and talk
to them about upgrading the database to
[00:06:27.650]Mental Measurements Yearbook
with Tests in Print Internacional.
[00:06:33.830]Do you find these
[00:06:33.980]reasons helpful for using this resource? If so,
[00:06:37.640]let us know or stop by at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[00:06:40.820]We'd love to hear from you and hear other
reasons how PPE has been helpful for
[00:06:45.530]you. If you have any questions,
[00:06:47.570]please do not hesitate to
contact us at buros.org.
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