Evaluation of an efficient method for verifying higher educational credentials

Doug Johnson-Greene, Laurence M. Binder

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Abstract

Neuropsychologists do not routinely verify patient's self-reported educational information. The present investigation attempted to validate a procedure for verifying educational credentials by phone. Of the 50 subjects representing 38 colleges that participated in this study, the attainment of baccalaureate degrees of only 6% could not be immediately verified by phone. All 19 schools given fictitious information reported they had no record of the fictitious student's attendance. The results of this study suggest that telephoning is an efficient method for verifying higher educational credentials. The authors recommend routine screening of patients whose academic credentials are questionable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-253
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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