Computer-assisted judgment: defining strengths and liabilities

Psychol Assess. 2000 Mar;12(1):52-60. doi: 10.1037//1040-3590.12.1.52.


Clinicians often fail to recognize limitations in their own subjective judgments, make use of well-developed mechanical-prediction methods, or carefully evaluate which computer-based aids warrant their consideration. This article addresses issues regarding computer-based test interpretations (CBTIs) and computer-based decision making. Comments highlight conclusions reached by other contributors to this Special Section, additional literature bearing on these observations, and implications for consumers of computer-assisted techniques and researchers developing or evaluating these methods. The future of computer-assisted assessment depends on educating clinicians and researchers to be better consumers of existing as well as emerging technologies in this domain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making, Computer-Assisted*
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results