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by RJParker
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion

Spatch wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Ultimately, how much of this conversation is about building a system that picks the best clinical psychologists, or just building a system that picks us?
You should sticky that post somewhere :-)
by RJParker
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Nice explanation Spatch, thanks.

Sorry to jump on this but these posts don't go away, they are still here next year when another group are doing tests and I want our applicants to perform to the best of their abilities.
by RJParker
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

You may be correct about not having done well. However your assertion about the test is factually incorrect and has the potential to harm the performance of others.
by RJParker
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

They haven't. I've not sent anything out except to people who didn't actually finish the tests.
by RJParker
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Deductive reasoning screening tests discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: 2020 Clinical Doctorate Application Progress Thread

Lancaster (tests done) – Absolutely no way deductive test went well! - Realised too late that the main thing seemingly being tested here was how to take tests – the key was to get an answer WRONG once you were doing well… Instead, I tried to answer the question, which when up against a clock and, c...
by RJParker
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Ran out of time on the shortlisting test!
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Ran out of time on the shortlisting test!

I'm guessing this is the SHL test as I'm not aware of anyone else using deductive reasoning for DClinPsy shortlisting. In SHL's case, scores are calculated using a model which combines hit rate (number correct), work rate (number answered), and question level (which changes dynamically for each ques...
by RJParker
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter

Both Manchester and Exeter have given me their candidate lists for screening so I'm sure you will get something from them today.
by RJParker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter

I'll just repeat, the tests measure the same underlying construct. I understand what you’re saying, however, the way in which it measures the construct could differ. That could mean that a candidate who previously scored well on these tests may score lower as it’s not suited to them. That said, I h...
by RJParker
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Screening test change at Lancaster / Plymouth / Cardiff / Manchester / Exeter

Hi all, We have agreed that we will be swapping out the numerical subtest and replacing this with a deductive reasoning test. This measures the same underlying construct as the verbal and numerical tests but in a slightly different way - it's much more interactive (and I think both more fun). SHL do...
by RJParker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Courses with lower clinical experience thresholds
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Courses with lower clinical experience thresholds

Glad you've got Lancaster on the list - we regularly recruit trainees without any clinical experience. Best of luck!
by RJParker
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3994

Re: Access to a car?

So basically, another reason to apply to Lancaster peeps!

(but obviously you'll typically have the longer commute than the car drivers)
by RJParker
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Access to a car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3994

Re: Access to a car?

I think we're broadly in agreement that it shouldn't be a requirement, but it would also be naive to think that it would be possible to find placements for an entire cohort of non drivers, because of the way services are set up. A nice challenge for Lancaster maybe! We don't require a driving licen...