Psychological Testing: A Practical Introduction
Psychological Testing: A Practical Introducation, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to major psychometric principles, accompanied by "real world" examples demonstrating test usage in contemporary practice. The text explores concepts including reliability, validity, norms development, approaches to both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced interpretation, methods of studying test bias, and procedures for test development. Additionally, the book is written in clear, student-friendly language, without ommitting difficult issues and concepts. The book describes examples of tests in major domains, including intelligence, personality (both objective and projective), clinical methods, achievement, interests and attitudes, and neuropsychology.
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achievement tests application areas assessment average battery behavior Chapter clinical coefficient cognitive computer-adaptive testing construct content validity correlation criterion criterion-related validity depression described determine distribution domain edition examine example factor analysis Figure Formula grade identify Index individually administered intelligence tests inter-rater reliability internal consistency interpretation Inventory item analysis item response theory Key Points Summary major measure mental ability tests methods MMPI multiple-choice norm group number of items p-value percentile ranks performance personality tests predict procedures psychological testing psychologists psychometric raw score reference reliability reports response Rorschach sample scale selected-response selection simple sources specific standard deviation standard error standard score stanines statistics studies subtests Table test development test items test scores test-retest test's theory tion total score trait types typical usually variables variance Verbal WAIS-III Wechsler WISC-IV z-score