Exercises in Psychological Testing

Exercises in Psychological Testing

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Provides hands-on experience in many aspects of the testing process, including administering and scoring tests, test construction, norming, and exploration of reliability and validity.




This exercise manual can be used as a stand-alone item in a laboratory-based course or as a supplement to any standard textbook in psychological testing and assessment. The topics covered are those most commonly taught in this course and most familiar and interesting to students. Several tests are employed in various exercises so students can follow them through aspects of development.
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  • Mixed media product | 320 pages
  • 215 x 274 x 18mm | 750g
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0205609899
  • 9780205609895
  • 1,932,292

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This helpful exercise manual can be used as a stand alone text for a laboratory course or can accompany any psychological testing textbook. It is designed to give students hands-on experience in many aspects of the testing process including the administering and scoring of different types of tests, test confstuction, norming, and exploration of reliability and validity. Material is presented in a step-by-step format that leads students through the process and all necessary materials are listed at the begininning of each exercise. In addition, helpful forms are included as templates for immediate application and each exercise is followed by several discussion questions to extend learning. Statistical Appendices provide step-by-step instructions for producing more complicated statistics used in each exercise. A helpful Instructor's Manual provides an overview of each exercise with a key to the appropriate chapter and section of many popular psychological testing textbooks.






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Table of contents

I. Background Exercises

Exercise 1 Coding and Basic Statistical Procedures........................................................................... 1

Exercise 2 Ethical Issues in Testing: A Case Study Analysis............................................................. 13



II. Test Administration and Scoring Exercises

Exercise 3 Administering and Scoring of the Individual General Ability Test (IGAT) ........................ 19

Exercise 4 Administering and Scoring a Group General Ability Test (GGAT) .................................. 55

Exercise 5 Administering and Scoring a Projective Personality Test (PPT) ...................................... 67

Exercise 6 Administering and Scoring an In-Basket Test (IBT) ....................................................... 97

Exercise 7 Observation and Assessment of Behavior in the Field (FOA) ....................................... 123

Exercise 8 Administering and Scoring a Physical Ability Test (PHT) .............................................. 137

Exercise 9 Administering and Scoring a Role Playing Exercise (RPE) ............................................ 151

Exercise 10 Administering and Scoring an Interview Assessment Scale (IAS) ............................... 167

III. Test Development Exercises Exercise 11 Building an Achievement Test: The Psychology Achievement Test (PAT) .................. 181

Exercise 12 Empirical Construction of Scales: The Academic Orientation Test (AOT) .................. 193

Exercise 13 Revision of a Test through Item Analyses................................................................... 223

Exercise 14 Building a Faking Scale: The Social Desirability Response Scale (SDR) .................... 241



IV. Test Validity and Reliability Exercises

Exercise 15 Predictive Validity..................................................................................................... 251

Exercise 16 Adverse Impact Analysis.......................................................................................... 265

Exercise 17 Internal Consistency of the GGAT............................................................................. 281






Appendices

A Informed Consent Form Template (and Sample IRB Application Form).............................. 297

B Universal Demographic Sheet ........................................................................................... 303

C Correlation Data Sheet .................................................................................................... 305

D Step-By-Step Computation for Student's t........................................................................ 309
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