Introduction to Test Construction in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Introduction to Test Construction in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Joshua A. Fishman, Tomas Galguera, Tomas Galguera
     
 

Offers beginning researchers in psychology and education with limited statistics backgrounds a practical, hands-on guide to the preparation, assessment, and development of quantitative research instruments.See more details below

Overview

Offers beginning researchers in psychology and education with limited statistics backgrounds a practical, hands-on guide to the preparation, assessment, and development of quantitative research instruments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742525207
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
703,687
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 A. THEORETICAL TOPICS Chapter 4 1A. WHAT ARE "TESTS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES?" Chapter 5 2A. THE END GOAL AS A FIRST CONSIDERATION Chapter 6 3A. INSTRUMENT RELIABILITY Chapter 7 4A. INSTRUMENT VALIDITY Chapter 8 5A. ITEM ANALYSES Chapter 9 6A. SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL SCALES Part 10 B. EMPIRICAL TOPICS Chapter 11 1B. DESIGNING YOUR INSTRUMENT; COMPONENTIALITY AND ITEM-TYPE Chapter 12 2B. PREPARATION AND PRELIMINARY TESTING OF THE FIRST VERSION Chapter 13 3B. ANALYZING VERSION I: ITEM STATISTICS AND INSTRUMENT RELIABILITY Chapter 14 4B. ANALYZING VERSION II: ITEM STATISTICS, INSTRUMENT RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY Chapter 15 5B. SEMI-FORMAL MEASUREMENT: VARIETIES OF CONTENT ANALYSIS Chapter 16 6B. WHAT NEXT? BACK TO THE FUTURE Chapter 17 Appendix A: Recommended Readings Chapter 18 Appendix B: Instructions for Performing Necessary Statistical Procedures in SPSS Chapter 19 Appendix C: Sample Data Set of Items and Scores for Self-Esteem Scale, Version 1 Chapter 20 References

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