Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach / Edition 4

Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach / Edition 4

by Leslie A. (Anne) Miller, Robert L. Lovler, Sandra A. McIntire
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452219907

ISBN-13: 9781452219905

Pub. Date: 10/30/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Fourth Edition of this text offers a clear and direct introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics relevant for students new to the field. The authors focus on relating core psychological testing concepts to practical situations that students will recognize, relate to, and find interesting. They provide a

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The Fourth Edition of this text offers a clear and direct introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics relevant for students new to the field. The authors focus on relating core psychological testing concepts to practical situations that students will recognize, relate to, and find interesting. They provide a variety of pedagogical tools to promote student understanding of the underlying concepts required to effectively use tests and test scores. Primarily concerned with preparing students to become informed consumers and users of tests, the text also features three final chapters focusing on how tests are utilized in three important settings: education, clinical and counseling practice, and organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452219905
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
648
Sales rank:
494,376
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
1. What Are Psychological Tests?
2. Why Is Psychological Testing Important?
3. Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Use Psychological Tests?
4. How Does Computerized Testing Work?
SECTION II: PSYCHOMETRIC PRINCIPLES
5. How Do Test Users Interpret Test Scores?
6. What Is Test Reliability?
7. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on the Content of a Test?
8. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test's Relationships With External Criteria?
9. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test's Relation to Constructs?
SECTION III: DEVELOPING AND PILOTING SURVEYS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
10. How Do We Construct, Administer, and Use Survey Data?
11. How Do We Develop a Test?
12. How Do We Assess the Psychometric Quality of a Test?
SECTION IV: USING TESTS IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS
13. How Are Tests Used in Educational Settings?
14. How Are Tests Used in Clinical and Counseling Settings?
15. How Are Tests Used in Organizational Settings?
Appendix A: Test Spotlights
Appendix B: Guidelines for Critiquing a Psychological Test
Appendix C: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
Appendix D: Table of Critical Values for Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficients

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