Modern Measurement

Modern Measurement : Theory, Principles, and Applications of Mental Appraisal

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From one of the best-known scholars in the field of tests and measurement, comes an authoritative, up-to-date, and comprehensive treatment of the oft-misunderstood and contentious field of making mental measurements, written for the advanced student and measurement professional. The author covers the good and the bad of each area within the field, carefully explaining the psychometrics, from classical and modern scale development, to validity evaluation, to traditional and current conceptions of reliability, to modern standard setting techniques, equating scales, and advances in test delivery and administration, as well as accomodating special circumstances.Throughout the text, there are many examples and relevant stories to hold the readers interest; and, it is organized in a way that makes it easy to locate specific topics. It is replete with up-to-date references, making it a wonderful resource for more detailed and scholarly study into many aspects of tests and measurement.show more

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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 26mm | 961.62g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130255904
  • 9780130255907

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Modern Measurement: Theory, Principles, and Applications of Mental Appraisal presents a wide array of information on diverse but fundamental aspects of test theory and its application to practical problems in mental measurement for the advanced student and measurement professional. In general, these ideas can be classified under measurement science. The chapters build from foundations of mental assessment, beginning with a description of cognitive appraisal, moving through classical measurement theory, reliability, scaling, test and item construction, generalizability, theory, item response theory (IRT), and on to item analysis, test equating and linking, and special issues of test administration, such as computer-assisted testing and computer-adaptive testing. Written for students and teachers alike, this book is a must have for anyone who will be involved in measuring students successes. Readers will find the book written in a very accessible language that helps them understand the content. Modern Measurement by Steven J. Osterlind is a must have for students that need to understand measurement.show more

Table of contents

PART I. Introductory Considerations.Chapter 1. Introduction to Psychological Measurement.Chapter 2. Statistical Concepts, Probability, Expectations, and More.PART II. Classical Theory and Validity.Chapter 3. Classical Test Theory.Chapter 4. Validity.Chapter 5. Traditional Reliability Strategies.PART III. Scaling Tests.Chapter 6. Dimensional Scaling and Norming.Chapter 7. The Normal Curve and Distributional Statistics.PART IV. Constructing Tests.Chapter 8. Constructing Items and Exercises for Tests.Chapter 9. Performance-Related Measures.PART V. Modern Approaches: IRT and Generalizability.Chapter 10. Modern Scaling with Item Response Theory.Chapter 11. Modern Reliability Analysis: Generalizability Theory.PART VI. Analyzing Tests.Chapter 12. Examining Individual Test Items and Exercises.Chapter 13. Examining Whole Tests.PART VII. Further Testing Issues.Chapter 14. Establishing Standards.Chapter 15. Equivalence: Linking and Equating.Chapter 16. test Administration: Modes and Special Considerations.References.Name Index.Subject Index.show more

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