have completed preliminary testing of a new
version of the DIT (Rest, Narvaez, Thoma & Bebeau, 1999) that is more
updated, shorter, has clearer instructions, purges fewer subjects for bogus
data, and is slightly more powerful on validity criteria.
The new test ("DIT-2") indicates that the old test
("DIT-1") can be replicated.
In sum, in terms of the construct validity of the DIT,
there is no other construct that accounts as well for the combination of
findings than the construct of moral judgment .
The persuasiveness of the validity for the DIT comes from the combination
of criteria for construct validity that many researchers have found, not just
from one finding with one criterion.
complete DIT-2 consists of five
dilemmas (each followed by 12 issue-statements); the complete DIT-1 consists of six
dilemmas. The five dilemmas of
DIT-2 are: (a) a father
contemplates stealing food for his starving family from the warehouse of a rich
man hoarding food; (b) a newspaper reporter must decide whether to report a
damaging story about a political candidate; (c) a school board chair
must decide whether to hold a contentious and dangerous open meeting; (d)
a doctor must decide whether to give an overdose of pain-killer to a suffering
but frail patient; (e) college students demonstrate against U.S. foreign policy.
Center's Scoring Service supplies Instruction Booklets, Answer Sheets, and
Guides for DIT-2 or DIT-1. (The
short form of DIT-1 is simply the first three stories.)
Answer sheets are then sent back to us for scoring.
In turn, we supply a paper copy REPORT, and a floppy disk with subject
DIT-1 Long Form, and DIT-1 Short Form are all the same price.