100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement

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SAGE Publications, Apr 3, 2014 - Social Science - 216 pages
100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement asks (and answers) important questions about the world of social science measurement. It is ideal as an introduction to students new to the concepts, to advanced students and professionals looking to review ideas and procedures, as well as to those interested in knowing more about a test they have to take or how to interpret the score they receive.
 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING VALIDITY
15
UNDERSTANDING RELIABILITY
29
THE STATISTICS OF MEASUREMENT
51
ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
73
INTELLIGENCE TESTS
91
PERSONALITY TESTS AND ATTITUDE SCALES
109
CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
129
UNDERSTANDING TEST REPORTS
155
SURVEYS
177
INDEX
191
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Bruce B. Frey, Ph.D., is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and professor of educational psychology at the University of Kansas. He is the author of There’s a Stat for That!, Modern Classroom Assessment, and 100 Questions (and Answers) about Tests and Measurement for SAGE and associate editor of SAGE’s Encyclopedia of Research Design. He also wrote Statistics Hacks for O’Reilly Media. His primary research interests include classroom assessment, instrument development, and program evaluation. In his spare time, Bruce leads a secret life as Professor Bubblegum, host of Echo Valley, a podcast that celebrates bubblegum pop music of the late 1960s. The show is wildly popular with the young people.

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