Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics an international bestseller. He provides an overview of the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Second Edition includes more opportunities to practice, and end-of-chapter sections that apply the material to everyday concerns regarding the assessment of behavior.
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About the Author
Neil J. Salkind received his Ph D from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and taught for 35 years at the University of Kansas in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; and wrote more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years.
Table of Contents
Part 1. In the Beginning. . .Chapter 1. Why Measurement? An IntroductionPart II. The Psychology of PsychometricsChapter 2. One Potato, Two Potatoes . . . Levels of Measurement and Their ImportanceChapter 3. Getting It Right Every Time: Reliability and Its ImportanceChapter 4. The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: Validity and Its ImportanceChapter 5. Welcome to Lake Woebegone, Where All the Children Are Above Average, Norms and PercentilesPart III. The Tao and How of TestingChapter 6. Short Answer and Completion Items: Baskin Robbins (C) Has _ FlavorsChapter 7. Essay Items: Hope You Can WriteChapter 8. Multiple-Choice Items: Always Pick Answer C and You'll Be Right About 25% of the TimeChapter 9. Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Matching ItemsChapter 10. True-False Tests: T or F? I Passed My First Measurement TestChapter 11. Portfolios: Seeing the Big PictureChapter 12. So, Tell Me About Your Childhood: Interesting InterviewsPart IV. What to Test and How to Test ItChapter 13. Achievement Tests: Who Really Discovered America?Chapter 14: Personality Tests: Type A, Type B, or Type C?Chapter 15. Aptitude Tests: What's in Store for Me?Chapter 16. Intelligence Tests: That Rubik's Cube Is Driving Me NutsChapter 17. Career Choices: So You Want to Be a What?Part V. It's Not Always As You Think: Issues in Tests and MeasurementChapter 18. Test Bias: Fair for Everyone?Chapter 19. The Law, Testing, and Ethics: No Child (Should Be) Left Behind and Other Hot Stuff