How can I take the BEVI?

If you have been directed to take the BEVI as part of an assessment project, course, or program, please contact the BEVI Authorized Administrator at your institution or organization. You should receive instructions on how to take the BEVI from that person. If you are just interested in the BEVI and want to try it out, fill out the Contact Us form and we will get in touch.

Will my BEVI data be secure?

Yes! All BEVI data are stored on secure servers and the instrument’s use is governed by principles of ethical assessment. In higher education institutions, those who use it often have undergone review by an institutional human subjects ethics board. Typically, BEVI results are analyzed only in de-identified group aggregate form. However, in some cases (such as couples therapy in a clinical setting), individual BEVI scores may be shared back with participants in a confidential setting.

How can I administer the BEVI?

Administering the BEVI requires both training to become an Authorized Administrator and an institutional license, unless you are interested in a bundled-services package from our team (for example a full service package that would include assessment design, administration, analysis, and reporting). See Events & Training and Services for more information.

In which languages is the BEVI offered?

Currently, the BEVI has been validated in English and in Japanese. Mandarin, Spanish, and other versions are in development.

Which BEVI features are optional or changable?

The 185 items of the BEVI are constant across all administrations. One new feature in the BEVI 3.0 is that many demographic items may be hidden in custom administrations, and additional items can be created for a programming fee. Also, some BEVI reporting features are optional now. See Products for more information.

Does my group have to take the BEVI all at one time or in the same place?

No, the BEVI is administered online. To increase response rates, we do recommend proctored administrations for some groups. However, many groups simply send links to participants and ask them to complete the instrument when and where it is convenient for them to do so.

How long does it take to complete the BEVI?

Most people take 25-40 minutes to complete the BEVI.

Why does the BEVI ask questions about me and my life?

The BEVI is a unique measure. It seeks to understand how and why we experience ourselves, others, and the larger world in the ways we do. In order to assess these issues, it is necessary to ask questions about your life history and background, as well as about what you think and feel about a wide range of topics. Without asking all of these questions, it is difficult to understand why we have the beliefs and values that we do.

How do I get my BEVI results?

If you are an individual who took the BEVI as part of a group, you should have received a narrative individual report by email shortly after completing the survey. Check your junk mail box. Sometimes these reports are flagged as spam by your email service. If you did not receive a report by email, contact the BEVI Authorized Administrator who asked you to take the BEVI and sent you log in information. That person should be able to resend your results. The most common reason for reports not arriving is lack of a valid email address in the system (that is, you may have misspelled your email address when you took the BEVI or entered a user name that was not an email at all).

Can I get help analyzing a BEVI group report?

Of course! We are happy to help. BEVI Authorized Administrators receive training in analyzing group reports. In addition, our group offers consulting services for group data analysis. Please see the Services page or Contact Us for more information.

How are individual and group BEVI reports different from each other?

BEVI individual reports are narrative in nature. They do not include any numerical scores on BEVI scales, but instead non-evaluatively discuss some implications of partipants’ response patterns on the BEVI items. Group reports quantitatively present de-identified data in a variety of ways, for example whole group means, distributions, sub-group comparisons, whole scale scores, and more. Group reports also compile responses to the open-ended questions for qualitative analysis.

Can I just look at one or two BEVI scales, if those are the only constructs I am interested in?

People are often more interested in some BEVI scales than in others. We do not, however, recommend reporting one or two scales in isolation from the rest of the instrument. The true value of the rich data generated by the BEVI lies in the relationships of scales to each other in addition to demographics. That said, because of the volume of data involved, some scales are often emphasized over others in publications and other reports on BEVI data.

How do I get more information about the BEVI?

A member of our team is happy to get in touch with you. Please fill out a request for information at Contact Us.

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