Tests & Measurement for People who (think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

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SAGE, 2006 - Psychology - 371 pages
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In this text, author Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that has made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller. Tests & Measurement For People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement provides an overview of the many different facets of testing including the design and use of tests and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. This engaging text introduces students to advanced issues and explains why those topics are important.

 

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Contents

Why Measurement? An Introduction
3
The Psychology of Psychometrics
23
The Truth the Whole Truth
63
Welcome to Lake Woebegone Where All
81
PART III
104
PART III
107
Hope You Can Write
119
Youll Be Right About 25 of the Time
133
Type A Type B or Type C?
221
Whats in Store for Me?
237
That Rubiks
251
So You Want to Be a What?
269
Issues
285
No Child Should
301
Appendixes
317
The Guide to Almost
341

Matching Items
157
T or F? I Passed
169
Seeing the Big Picture
181
What to Test and How to Test It
201
References
357
About the Author
371
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Neil J. Salkind is Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas where he taught in the Department of Educational Psychology for more than 35 years. His interest is in writing about statistics and research methods in an informative, non-intimidating and non-condescending way and is also the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics , Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (the Excel Edition) , Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide , Encyclopedia of Research Design , and 100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods , all with SAGE.

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