Scientist Practitioner Perspectives on Test Interpretation

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James W. Lichtenberg, Rodney K. Goodyear
Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated, 1999 - Psychology - 192 pages
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Psychological assessment, like architectural design, most certainly involves "art." But in the same sense that architects are expected to apply their art in a way that is consistent with current physics and structural mechanics, so interpreters of psychological testing may be expected to practice their art in a way that is consistent with current psychological principles. This book moves beyond specific tests to examine the meanings attributed to scores on various test scales. It helps readers understand the broader context within which test interpretations are rendered. This book offers a compilation of thoughtful and challenging perspectives on test interpretation for practitioners and researchers. It involves a discussion of psychometrics (the soundness of tests), but also explores the cultural context of test interpretation, the influence of inference and attribution error on interpretation, and the role of test interpretation in influencing and promoting therapeutic change." Psychologists, counselors, and educators. A Longwood Professional Book"

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Test Interpretation as the SocialCognitive Construction
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Test Psychometrics
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Influence on Test Interpretation
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