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
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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, Kindle
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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.

The Psychology Research Handbook

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930221
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Essentials of Psychological Testing

Author: Susana Urbina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118680480
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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"--

The Handbook of Psychological Testing

Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415211581
Format: PDF
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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.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

Author: Sandra A. McIntire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Authors Sandra McIntire and Leslie Miller have accomplished what few before them have been able to. They have written a Psychological Testing book that is designed to lay a true foundation for learning and understanding. The primary objective of this text is not to dwell on the details of individual psychological tests, but to focus on the core concepts/psychometrics required to gain an appreciation of how to use the tests properly. Written in response to a growing need for a textbook on psychological testing conducive to maximal student learning, An Introduction Psychological Testing, gives students an understanding of the basic concepts, issues and tools used in psychological testing. It then effectively illustrates how these concepts, issues, and tools are relevant to them in everyday educational, clinical, and organizational settings.

Psychological Testing

Author: Colin Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315391325
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Psychological tests are everywhere. They are widely used by practitioners, researchers, clinicians, and educators -anyone, in fact, who needs to measure various aspects of personality, cognitive abilities, mood and suchlike. Psychometrics is the science of psychological assessment. It covers the construction, use and interpretation of psychological tests of all kinds – from simple questionnaires measuring personality, moods and attitudes, through to specialised tests measuring IQ and other mental abilities. Psychological Testing: Theory and Practice provides test users, test developers, practitioners and researchers in the social sciences, education and health with an evaluative guide to choosing, using, interpreting and developing tests. Its aim is to give readers a thorough grasp of the principles (and limitations) of testing, together with the necessary methodological detail. Unusually for an introductory text, it includes coverage of several cutting-edge techniques. If you find mathematics frightening and statistics dull, this engaging text will help you to understand the fundamental principles of psychometrics, that underpin the measurement of any human characteristic using any psychological test. The book is accompanied by additional resources, including a set of spreadsheets which use simulated data and other techniques to illustrate important issues, and allow users to understand various statistical procedures work, without getting bogged down in mathematical detail. These are fully integrated into the text. This is an essential introduction for all students of psychology and related disiplines, as well as a useful resource for practitioners and those seeking accreditation in psychological testing.

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.