Applied Psychometry

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SAGE, Aug 9, 2010 - Psychology - 362 pages
Applied Psychometry is a core textbook on the theory and practice of psychometry for undergraduate, post-graduate, and research students of Behavioural and Social Sciences. It is designed to help students in their study of the following papers:

- B.A. Programme Psychology (Core): Psychological Assessment.
- B.A. Honours Psychology (Core): Research Method and Psychological Testing.
- M.A. Psychology: Research Methodology.
- PhD: Quantitative Methods.
- B.Ed / M.Ed./ B.P.Ed/ M.P.Ed/ MHROD/MBA(HR).

This textbook is also valuable reference material for practising human resource managers.

Applied Psychometry is unique in that it serves a dual purpose. While discussing various aspects of psychometry from an applied perspective, it also takes into account the matching theoretical orientation. The important features of the book include:

- Current issues and debates and their implications on the theory and practice of psychometry.
- An active teaching–learning interface with many examples and activities.
- Chapters on multivariate techniques like factor analysis, its applications and real data treatment.
- Construction and standardisation of scales and tests for measurement.
- An Instructor’s Manual to facilitate its use and effectiveness in an institutional set-up.

This book discusses the application of psychometry in educational, organisational, clinical and developmental settings, among others. It equips its readers with the knowledge of the latest developments in the field and offers guiding solutions to a set of selected research problems.

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Foreword by Gregory S Kolt
Basics of Measurement Theory 3
Errors in Measurement 21

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