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Psychological Testing and Assessment: An Introduction to Tests and Measurementis the standard-setting text that through seven editions has overviewed measurement in psychology with unrivaled depth, breadth, and clarity. Logically organized and lucidly written, this book acquaints readers with important historical, legal, ethical, and cultural issues, and then proceeds to provide readers with the information necessary to understand psychometric concepts such as reliability, validity, and utility. Through writing that effectively anchors abstract concepts to real-life applications--and through the use of innovative teaching tools such as "Just Think" questions and the "Everyday Psychometrics" features in the text--readers will come away with a well-rounded, working knowledge of psychometrics and the assessment enterprise in a contemporary, real world context.
Table of Contents
|Psychological Testing And Assessment Testing And Assessment Testing and Assessment Defined|
|The process of assessment|
|The Tools Of Psychological Assessment|
|The Interview The Portfolio Case History Data Behavioral Observation Role-Play Tests Computers as Tools Other tools Who, What, Why, How, And Where?|
|Who Are the Parties?|
|The test developer|
|The test user The testtaker Society at large Other parties In What Types of Settings Are Assessments Conducted, and Why?|
|Educational settings Clinical setting Counseling settings Geriatric settings Business and military settings Governmental and organizational credentialing Other settings How Are Assessments Conducted?|
|Assessment of People with Disabilities Where To Go for Authoritative Information: Reference Sources Test catalogues Test manuals Reference volumes Journal articles Online databases Other sources Close-up: Should Observers be Parties to the Assessment Process?|
|Everyday Psychometrics: Everyday Accommodations Meet a Test User: Meet|
|Historical, Cultural, and Legal/Ethical Considerations|
|A Historical Perspective Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century|
|The Twentieth Century|
|The measurement of intelligence|
|The measurement of personality|
|The academic and applied traditions|
|Culture And Assessment Evolving Interest in Culture-Related Issues Some Issues Regarding Culture and Assessment Verbal communication Nonverbal communication and behavior Standards of evaluation Tests and Group Membership Psychology, tests, and public policy|
|Legal And Ethical Considerations|
|The Concerns of the Public Legislation Litigation|
|The Concerns of the Profession Test-user qualifications Testing people with disabilities Computerized test administration, scoring, and interpretation|
|The Rights of Testtakers|
|The right of informed consent|
|The right to be informed of test findings|
|The right to privacy and confidentiality|
|The right to the least stigmatizing label Close-up: The Controversial Henry Herbert Goddard Everyday Psychometrics: Life-or-Death Psychological Assessment Meet A Test User: Meet|
|The Science of Psychological Measurement|
|A Statistics Refresher|
|Scales Of Measurement|
|Nominal Scales Ordinal Scales Interval Scales Ratio Scales Measurement Scales in Psychology|
|Frequency Distributions Measures of Central Tendency|
|The arithmetic mean|
|The mode Measures of Variability|
|The interquartile and the semi-interquartile ranges|
|The average deviation|
|The standard deviation Skewness Kurtosis|
|The Normal Curve|
|The Area Under the Normal Curve|
|Standard Scores z Scores|
|T Scores Other Standard Scores Normalized standard scores Close-up: The Normal Curve and Psychological Tests Everyday Psychometrics: Consumer (of Graphed Data), Beware! Meet a Test User: Meet Dr. Jeff Laurent Self-Assessment|
|Of Tests And Testing Some Assumptions About Psychological Testing And Assessment|
|Psychological Traits and States Exist|
|Psychological Traits and States Can Be Quantified and Measured|
|Test-Related Behavior Predicts Non-Test-Related behavior|
|Tests and Other Measurement Techniques Have Strengths and Weaknesses|
|Various Sources of Err|
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