An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales

Author: Kate Loewenthal
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317710142
Format: PDF, Docs
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In its first edition this book successfully enabled readers, with little or no prior knowledge of computing or statistics, to develop reliable and valid tests and scales for assessment or research purposes. In this edition, the author has thoroughly updated the text to include new recent advances in computer software and provide information on relevant internet resources. The book contains detailed guidelines for locating and constructing psychological measures, including descriptions of popular psychological measures and step-by-step instructions for composing a measure, entering data and computing reliability and validity of test results. Advanced techniques such as factor analysis, analysis of covariance and multiple regression analysis are presented for the beginner. An Introduction to Psychological Tests and Scales provides a clear, concise and jargon-free primer for all those embarking in fieldwork or research analysis. It will be an invaluable tool for undergraduates and postgraduates in psychology and a useful text for students and professionals in related disciplines.

AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS

Author: P. V. RAMAMURTI
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120348818
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, the book aims to provide a succinct yet reasonably compre-hensive account of psychological measurement techniques (psychometry) in a single volume. Written in a lucid style with the author’s rich teaching experience, the book focuses on the technique of development and use of psychological tests and scales. It also describes essential features and steps to be followed in constructing a psychological test. The book, divided into three parts, covers psychophysical methods, psychological scaling and test methods, and some elementary but essential statistical concepts used in the measurement and interpretation of psychological test data. Besides psychology students, the book will also be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of education, and professionals in the field of psychology and education.

Psychological Testing

Author: George Domino
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139455141
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is an introductory text to the field of psychological testing primarily suitable for undergraduate students in psychology, education, business, and related fields. This book will also be of interest to graduate students who have not had a prior exposure to psychological testing and to professionals such as lawyers who need to consult a useful source. Psychological Testing is clearly written, well-organized, comprehensive, and replete with illustrative materials. In addition to the basic topics, the text covers in detail topics that are often neglected by other texts such as cross-cultural testing, the issue of faking tests, the impact of computers and the use of tests to assess positive behaviors such as creativity.

Essentials of Psychological Testing

Author: Susana Urbina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118680480
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"An engaging, practical guide to psychological testingEssentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and revised overview of the basic principles of psychometrics, including the information needed to understand and evaluate tests. It contains everything you need to know about the science of measuring knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and education level, and introduces readers to the most relevant reference works in the field. This guide was written specifically for active professionals and students in fields ranging from clinical mental health and social work to education and human resources. In Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition, even the most complicated psychometric principles are made interesting and easy to comprehend. More importantly, you will learn how to translate this new knowledge into practice by selecting the right tests, administering them appropriately, and correctly interpreting results.Dr. Susana Urbina describes the science of psychometrics, along with its history, providing important background information for the sections that follow. You'll find detailed information on testing procedures, score interpretation, reliability and validity, and "Test Yourself" questions that help activate your knowledge. In addition, the Second Edition has been updated to include: Information from the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing New examples from the most recent versions of psychological tests Discussion of new test administration technologies, such as the Q-Interactive Illustrations and easy-to-find reinforcement of key concepts Dr. Urbina is recognized as a leading expert in the field of psychometrics, and her enjoyable writing style makes it easy to master this complex subject. Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is required reading for anyone who needs to know what psychological tests are and how to use them in a professional, consistent, scientifically sound manner"--

Psychological testing

Author: Lisa Friedenberg
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205142149
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This book fills the gap in the undergraduate market for a one that is manageable both in length and in readability. Students learn not only what kinds of information are provided by testing, but also how to construct, administer, and evaluate tests themselves.

Psychological Testing

Author: Kevin R. Murphy
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131891722
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the use of psychological tests to make important decisions about individuals in a variety of settings. It explores the theory, methods, and applications of psychological testing, and gives a full and fair evaluation of the advantages and drawbacks of psychological testing in general, and selected tests in particular. A four-part organization provides an introduction to psychological testing; covers the principles of psychological measurement, discusses the development of measures of ability, interests, and personality; and shows how tests are used to make decisions. For those who create and evaluate psychological testing and measurement.

The Handbook of Psychological Testing

Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415211581
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields. For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.

The Psychology Research Handbook

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930221
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

Author: Leslie A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483369277
Format: PDF
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Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

A Psychometrics Primer

Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text provides an introduction to psychometrics. The central chapters describe the nature of scientific measurement, the way psychometric tests are constructed and illustrate intelligence, aptitude and other psychological tests.