## The Psychological Testing Enterprise: An IntroductionProviding a perspective for teaching psychological testing, this book tells the story of testing within a chronological framework. Based on an integrated social and psychological interpretation of testing as an important aspect of North American society, this approach balances coverage between the history and the essentials of psychological testing and allows for discussion of the relationship between society and testing throughout. Rogers presents the ideas of the testing field in the contexts in which they emerged and places testing squarely within ongoing debates and controversies in the discipline of psychology. |

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number of units the line moves up or down) by the run (the number of units

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The slope of a straight line can be empirically estimated by dividing the rise (the

number of units the line moves up or down) by the run (the number of units

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Detailed and sophisticated mathematical, statistical, and conceptual approaches

abound (some are discussed in Chapter 19), and the computer makes it possible

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Detailed and sophisticated mathematical, statistical, and conceptual approaches

abound (some are discussed in Chapter 19), and the computer makes it possible

to

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To demonstrate this point, Epstein (1979, 1980)

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To demonstrate this point, Epstein (1979, 1980)

**calculated**correlations betweena single-item personality variable measured on two occasions and obtained the

traditional value of (roughly).3. He then

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### Contents

Introductory Considerations | 1 |

Telling the Story of Testing | 3 |

Chapter | 10 |

Copyright | |

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