Essentials of Psychological Testing

Author: Susana Urbina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118873092
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An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts ofpsychological testing Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentialsof Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles ofpsychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed tounderstand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the majorcontemporary reference works in the field. This engaging, practical overview of the most relevantpsychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundationnecessary for advanced study in the field of psychologicalassessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes newexamples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, aswell as “Test Yourself” questions that help gauge andreinforce readers’ grasp of the information covered. Theauthor’s extensive experience and deep understanding of theconcepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularlywhen readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like alltools, they have limitations. Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, theirhistorical development, and their uses, the book also covers thestatistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the framesof reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity andtest item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for testselection, administration, scoring and reporting test results.Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresherfor those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasonedclinicians, this book is an invaluable resource. SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychologyat the University of North Florida, where she taught courses inpsychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the AmericanBoard of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr.Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for overa decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of PsychologicalTesting with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articlesand reviews in the area of psychological testing.

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

Author: Andrew R. Getzfeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893567
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Essentials of Abnormal Psychology provides students and professionals with a concise overview of the major topics in abnormal psychology as well as chapters on the leading categories of disorders such as eating disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. This book utilizes the popular Essentials format and makes a perfect companion to primary texts on the topic or a useful study guide. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Condensing the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick-reference, Essentials of Abnormal Psychology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: Essentials of Child Psychopathology Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Essentials of Psychological Testing Essentials of Research Design and Methodology

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Barry H. Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471480762
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Master the essential statistical skills used in social andbehavioral sciences Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciencesdistills the overwhelming amount of material covered inintroductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resourcefor students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basicto advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readablestyle. Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciencesguides you to a better understanding of basic concepts ofstatistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented forselecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, thisuseful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statisticaldata, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics fromtables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of workedexamples. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this bookoffers a thorough review of the most relevant statistical conceptsand techniques that will arm you with the tools you'll need forknowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself"questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of theinformation covered.

Quality Orientation in Middle Management Development and Validation of a Situational Judgment Test

Author: Ina Heine
Publisher: Apprimus Wissenschaftsverlag
ISBN: 386359486X
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The compatibility between strategic organisational orientation and prevailing organisational culture is one of the most decisive factors for successful strategy implementation. Based on the premise that targeted personnel placement influences organisational culture, an instrument for assessing quality orientation in middle management was developed. The application of this instrument is intended for management training in organisations that have a strategic focus on quality.

Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337098124
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A brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, built-in learning aids, and a wealth of real-world examples and illustrations. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. By skillfully integrating applications that reinforce concepts, they ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can fully understand statistics. The text also leads readers to become savvy consumers of information by showing how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them comprehend published findings. This edition features a new focus on learning objectives, which provide a structure for organizing lectures and preparing assignments and exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Research Design and Methodology

Author: Geoffrey R. Marczyk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470893532
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Master the essential skills for designing and conducting a successful research project Essentials of Research Design and Methodology contains practical information on how to design and conduct scientific research in the behavioral and social sciences. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. The text offers students and practitioners in the behavioral sciences and related disciplines important insights into identifying research topics, variables, and methodological approaches. Data collection and assessment strategies, interpretation methods, and important ethical considerations also receive significant coverage in this user-friendly guide. Essentials of Research Design and Methodology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant topics in research design and methodology. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Statistical Test Theory for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Dato N. M. de Gruijter
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584889595
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since the development of the first intelligence test in the early 20th century, educational and psychological tests have become important measurement techniques to quantify human behavior. Focusing on this ubiquitous yet fruitful area of research, Statistical Test Theory for the Behavioral Sciences provides both a broad overview and a critical survey of assorted testing theories and models used in psychology, education, and other behavioral science fields. Following a logical progression from basic concepts to more advanced topics, the book first explains classical test theory, covering true score, measurement error, and reliability. It then presents generalizability theory, which provides a framework to deal with various aspects of test scores. In addition, the authors discuss the concept of validity in testing, offering a strategy for evidence-based validity. In the two chapters devoted to item response theory (IRT), the book explores item response models, such as the Rasch model, and applications, including computerized adaptive testing (CAT). The last chapter looks at some methods used to equate tests. Equipped with the essential material found in this book, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the behavioral sciences as well as researchers involved in measurement and testing will gain valuable insight into the research methodologies and statistical data analyses of behavioral testing.

Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305504917
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This field-leading introduction to statistics text for students in the behavioral and social sciences continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition are to teach the methods of statistics and convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science -- and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.