What is a test set?
A test set is a scientifically based and validated predefined selection of tests with which a certain assessment query can be answered. This includes determining the suitability for a position as a train driver or detecting neuropsychological impairments.
The individual tests are presented in a seamless overall package and evaluated on a single page with a clear structure. Many test tests also offer scientifically based overall scoring that helps to assess the scoring at a glance. The objective is to answer the respective assessment query precisely and in detail.
We will gladly advise you on the test sets that match your assessment query
I have a particular assessment query. How can I be sure that the test will provide an answer to this query?
Our tests are validated regularly for a wide variety of application areas. You can find the corresponding validation studies in the test manuals. These studies can be downloaded from our Marketplace after registering.
To find out which tests are the best fit for your specific case, it is important to know your assessment query well. We will gladly advise and support you as part of a workshop to precisely define your requirements.
I want to integrate one of my existing tests or questionnaires into the Vienna Test System/I want to have my own test developed. Is that possible?
It is possible to integrate existing questionnaires into the Vienna Test System. Thanks to a broad team of experts for psychometrics, test design, and software development, SCHUHFRIED is able to either take on the joint development of a new test or adapt an existing test in the Vienna Test System.
Is it possible to put together individual tests?
Yes, it is possible to purchase tests individually and to put them together according to your needs with the Vienna Test System.
Depending on the test, you can also configure the individual test presentation. Tests like the INT or INSBAT-2, for example, can be presented in different modes (linear, randomized, adaptive) or in different difficulties.
Is it possible to test multiple persons at the same time?
Yes, that is possible. For example, multiple test stations can be controlled from one central administration workstation with a server solution offered by the Vienna Test System (VTS) or VTS Online Premium Subscription. In this case, your respondents only have to enter an individualized code and can then start their personal testing.
Alternatively, location-independent testing is possible as well. Here, you can send out a link to your respondents who then complete the test either proctored or in open mode.
Languages – What languages are the psychological tests available in?
The administration software for the psychological tests, the Vienna Test System, is currently available in 17 languages. The tests themselves are translated to varying degrees into up to 30 languages (from Serbian, Polish, and Arabic, up to Urdu). You can change the language at any time at the click of a button or save it to the database for your respondent. This way, every respondent receives the test in the particular language relevant to him/her.
You can conveniently filter by the available languages in VTS Marketplace. In search mode, you can see your assessment query at any time. The focus here is on finding the digital psychological tests that can answer this query the best. Should these tests not be available in the language you require, we can translate them for you using our worldwide network of certified translators. Feel free to contact us at any time should you have any questions.
What is a validation/validity?
All tests of the Vienna Test System fully fulfill the criteria of validity. Validity indicates whether a test in fact measures what it sets out to measure. Validity is thus one of the main quality criteria of a test in addition to objectivity and reliability. There are different ways to collect evidence for the validity of a test. Correspondingly, a differentiation is made between different types of validity:
- Content validity: To what degree does the test measure the characteristic to be measured representatively?
- Construct validity: Does the test provide data that match proven theoretical models on the characteristic/construct?
- Criterion validity: Does the test result correlate with a relevant external criterion, e.g. professional success, assessment, or driving behavior?
Depending on the application area of a test, some evidence for validity is more relevant than other evidence. The process of collecting facts proving validity is called validation.
How does that work with peripheral perception?
Peripheral perception tests test the skill of recognizing and processing peripheral stimuli. The focus of the respondent’s attention is held in the center of the visual field by requiring him/her to carry out a tracking task. SCHUHFRIED not only offers the suitable test for testing, but it also offers custom hardware components (More here: SCHUHFRIED input and output devices) that measure the respondent's reaction precisely and reliably. At the same time, peripheral light stimuli are presented and the respondent is required to react selectively to these.