ISBN-10:
1118680480
ISBN-13:
9781118680483
Pub. Date:
08/04/2014
Publisher:
Wiley
Essentials of Psychological Testing / Edition 2

Essentials of Psychological Testing / Edition 2

by Susana Urbina

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Overview

Essentials of Psychological Testing / Edition 2

An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts ofpsychological testing

Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentialsof Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles ofpsychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed tounderstand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the majorcontemporary reference works in the field.

This engaging, practical overview of the most relevantpsychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundationnecessary for advanced study in the field of psychologicalassessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes newexamples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, aswell as “Test Yourself” questions that help gauge andreinforce readers’ grasp of the information covered. Theauthor’s extensive experience and deep understanding of theconcepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularlywhen readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like alltools, they have limitations.

Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, theirhistorical development, and their uses, the book also covers thestatistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the framesof reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity andtest item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for testselection, administration, scoring and reporting test results.Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresherfor those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasonedclinicians, this book is an invaluable resource.

SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychologyat the University of North Florida, where she taught courses inpsychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the AmericanBoard of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr.Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for overa decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of PsychologicalTesting with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articlesand reviews in the area of psychological testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118680483
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/04/2014
Series: Essentials of Behavioral Science Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 252,335
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritusof Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taughtcourses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of theAmerican Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensedpsychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychologicalassessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition ofPsychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has publishednumerous articles and reviews in the area of psychologicaltesting.

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction to Psychological Tests and Their Uses 1

2 Essential Statistics for Testing 37

3 Essentials of Test Score Interpretation 81

4 Essentials of Reliability 127

5 Essentials of Validity 165

6 Essential Test Item Considerations 233

7 Essentials of Ethical Test Use 279

Appendix A Commercially Available Tests Mentioned in the Text 323

Appendix B Internet Addresses of Test Publishers and Distributors 327

Appendix C Table of Areas and Ordinates of the Normal Curve 329

References 343

Index 363

About the Author 385

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