Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing : Principles and Applications

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This exploration of the theory, methods and applications of psychological testing discusses the principles of psychological measurement by focusing on what is to be measured and whether or not a given test accomplishes that goal. It focuses on widely-used or technically superior exemplars of the major classes of tests - with an emphasis on those used for decision-making.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 750g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International 2 Revised ed
  • 013100736X
  • 9780131007369

Table of contents

Tests and Measurement. Testing in Society. Part 1 Principles of Psychological Measurement: Basic Concepts in Measurement and Statistics. Scales, Transformation and Norms. Reliability - The Consistency of Test Scores. Using and Interpreting Information about Test Reliability. Validity of Measurement - Content and Construct-Oriented Validation Strategies. Validity for Decisions: Criterion-Related Validation Strategies. Item Analysis. Part 2 Applying the Principles of Psychological Measurement: The Process of Test Development. Computerized Test Administration and Interpretation. Measuring Psychological Attributes. Ability Testing - Individual Tests. Ability Testing - Group Tests. Issues in Ability Testing. Part 3 Application of Psychological Measurement: Test and Educational Decisions. Interest Testing. Psychological Measurement in Industry - Issues in Prediction. Psychological Measurement in Industry - Criterion Measurement. Personality Testing in Clinical Settings. Diagnostic Testing - Clinical Applications. Clinical Assessment. Appendices.
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