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However, projective testing techniques are not without
their disadvantages. Henry observed that these techniques are
heavily dependent upon clinical interpretation. Anastasi points out
that lack of objectivity, lack of normative data, inadequate scorer re-
liability, and inconclusive validation studies are major disadvantages
to projective testing techniques.
Non-projective tests, sometimes referred to as "self-
report tests," consist of a series of objective statements or ques-
tions in which the subject is asked to indicate whether certain state-
ments apply to him. Kleinmuntz describes the self-report technique
as a standardized interview. However, "... instead of inter-
viewing each person individually, the questions or statements of an
inventory are printed in a booklet and administered to a group of sub-
The initial self-report inventory was developed by Wood-
worth in 1920. This prototype was the Woodworth Personal Data
^Henry, o£. cit. , p. 13.
Anastasi, op. cit. , pp. 509-415.
Kleinmuntz, op. cit. , p. 183.
R.S. Woodworth, Personal Data Sheet (Chicago:
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Ellis, Norman Dean, 1933-. The Relationship between Identifiable Attributes and Decision-Making Ability of Purchasing Personnel as Measured by the Results of a Management Game, dissertation, May 1973; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164597/m1/91/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .