Fundamentals of Measurement in Applied Research

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - Education - 550 pages
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This text introduces students to the common measurement tools used in Education and Social Science Research so that they can design, produce, and use new research. This text will show how users of research and assessment tools can become proficient in the production of new instruments and understand the skills necessary for constructing new measures. Details of how psychometric, developmental, and interpretive approaches to measurement are used in a multitude of social sciences are reviewed and supporting activities show how researchers use key measurement concepts. The book can be covered one chapter at a time in a formal measurement course or used as a supplementary text for a course on research design.

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The Role of Measurement in Research
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