Comprehending Test Manuals: A Guide and Workbook

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Routledge, Sep 13, 2016 - Psychology - 122 pages

• Your students will get valuable practice in interpreting actual excerpts from published test manuals.

• Each of the 39 exercises begins with a guideline that helps students review the measurement concepts they will need in order to complete the exercise.

• Background notes on each exercise describe the purpose of the test from which the excerpt was drawn.

• Students answer questions that require them to locate and interpret important points in the excerpt.

• The excerpts are largely unabridged so that students practice interpreting material as it is actually presented by test makers.

• The skills they learn with this book can be easily transferred to other test manuals they may be using in the future.

• Students have an ethical responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with the technical characteristics of the tests they will use. This book prepares them for this responsibility.

• All major topics are covered, including:

validity

reliability

standard error of measurement

norm group composition

derived scores

scales to detect faking

item analysis

cultural bias

• The excerpts are drawn from tests such as:

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test

16PF

Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale

MMPI

Beck Depression Inventory

Stanford Achievement Test Series

KeyMath

and many others!

 

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