Introduction to Test Construction in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Guide / Edition 1 by Joshua A. Fishman, Tomas Galguera, Tomas Galguera | | 9780742525207 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742525201

ISBN-13: 9780742525207

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Fishman (social sciences, Yeshiva U; linguistics and education, Stanford; multiculturalism, New York U.; linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center) and Galguera (teacher education, Mills College) provide a guide to the theoretical considerations and practical, empirical steps in the development of new measures for specific research in the areas of psychology and education.

Overview

Fishman (social sciences, Yeshiva U; linguistics and education, Stanford; multiculturalism, New York U.; linguistics, CUNY Graduate Center) and Galguera (teacher education, Mills College) provide a guide to the theoretical considerations and practical, empirical steps in the development of new measures for specific research in the areas of psychology and education. For students in introductory research methods courses who have limited statistics background, as well as more experienced independent researchers seeking to update and expand their knowledge of test construction. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742525207
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
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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