Comment on Putnam, Adams, and Schneider, "One-Day Test-Retest Reliability of Neuropsychological Tests in a Personal Injury Case"
Date of Original Version
In an article in Psychological Assessment, Putnam, Adams, & Schneider (1992) presented a case study in which retesting by separate examiners over a brief time period yielded consistent results. Although Putnam et al. raised a number of points that deserve attention, some of their suggestions about the relevance of their case to legal assessments seem to extend well beyond what their data and methodology justify, and they misrepresented Faust & Ziskins' views on psychology and law. The author discusses limits of the case study method and clarifies his views on the use of psychological evidence in the courtroom.
Faust, David. "Comment on Putnam, Adams, and Schneider, "One-Day Test-Retest Reliability of Neuropsychological Tests in a Personal Injury Case"." Psychological Assessment 6, 1 (1994): 3-4. doi:10.1037/1040-35188.8.131.52.