“We are concerned that the test responses are not valid when there has been prior exposure,” he said. “If they’ve seen it before, then the responses can be of questionable validity.”
— Stuart Hemphill, an attorney representing the University of Minnesota, on why the contents of the MMPI, a widely used psychology test developed at the U, shouldn’t be online.
The U filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming that a New-Zealand-based Web site violated copyright law when it posted the test.
Read MPR reporter Madelein Baran’s story on the matter here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.