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Modern Psychometrics Third Edition

Modern Psychometrics  Third Edition Author John Rust
ISBN-10 9781317723776
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 272
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Today psychometrics plays an increasingly important role in all our lives as testing and assessment occurs from preschool until retirement. This book introduces the reader to the subject in all its aspects, ranging from its early history, school examinations, how to construct your own test, controversies about IQ and recent developments in testing on the internet. In Part one of Modern Psychometrics, Rust and Golombok outline the history of the field and discuss central theoretical issues such as IQ, personality and integrity testing and the impact of computer technology and the internet. In Part two a practical step-by-step guide to the development of a psychometric test is provided. This will enable anyone wishing to develop their own test to plan, design, construct and validate it to a professional standard. This third edition has been extensively updated and expanded to take into account recent developments in the field, making it the ideal companion for those studying for the British Psychological Society’s Certificates of Competence in Testing. Modern Psychometrics combines an up to date scientific approach to the subject with a full consideration of the political and ethical issues involved in the large scale implementation of psychometrics testing in today’s highly networked society, particularly in terms of issues of diversity and internationalism. It will be useful to students and practictioners at all levels who are interested in psychometrics.



Modern Psychometrics Third Edition

Modern Psychometrics  Third Edition Author John Rust
ISBN-10 9781317723769
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 272
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Today psychometrics plays an increasingly important role in all our lives as testing and assessment occurs from preschool until retirement. This book introduces the reader to the subject in all its aspects, ranging from its early history, school examinations, how to construct your own test, controversies about IQ and recent developments in testing on the internet. In Part one of Modern Psychometrics, Rust and Golombok outline the history of the field and discuss central theoretical issues such as IQ, personality and integrity testing and the impact of computer technology and the internet. In Part two a practical step-by-step guide to the development of a psychometric test is provided. This will enable anyone wishing to develop their own test to plan, design, construct and validate it to a professional standard. This third edition has been extensively updated and expanded to take into account recent developments in the field, making it the ideal companion for those studying for the British Psychological Society’s Certificates of Competence in Testing. Modern Psychometrics combines an up to date scientific approach to the subject with a full consideration of the political and ethical issues involved in the large scale implementation of psychometrics testing in today’s highly networked society, particularly in terms of issues of diversity and internationalism. It will be useful to students and practictioners at all levels who are interested in psychometrics.



Modern Psychometrics

Modern Psychometrics Author John Rust
ISBN-10 0415030595
Release 1989
Pages 182
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A readable introduction to modern psychometrics: the first part deals with theoretical and general issues whilst the second part is a step-by-step guide to constructing a psychometric questionnaire.



A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings

A Theory of Cancer Care in Healthcare Settings Author Carol Cox
ISBN-10 9781317243380
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 172
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This book provides healthcare professionals with a practice theory for the care and management of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer. It explores what patients experience and how healthcare professionals can assist them in dealing with their uncertainty and fear as well as planning for the future. Unique to the book is its explication of the emerging theory, ‘The Omnipresence of Cancer’, which is set in the context of a discussion of earlier theories also concerned with cancer care. Chapters demonstrate how ‘The Omnipresence of Cancer’ has been developed, validated through research and being further tested in relation to cancer care. In particular, a chapter on philosophical reflections using theory to produce knowledge for practice is included. Each chapter provides essential background, a synthesis of the current state of knowledge, and practice examples associated with cancer care. The combination of theoretical reflection and practice examples is designed to promote comprehension and guidance on implementation of the theory, as well as recommendations for practice. This book will be of significant interest to healthcare students and professionals working in the field of cancer care and oncology, particularly healthcare professionals working in advanced practice roles and nurse educators. It is also anticipated that professionals working in pastoral care, occupational therapy, social work and radiography will be interested in this book.



Scale Construction and Psychometrics for Social and Personality Psychology

Scale Construction and Psychometrics for Social and Personality Psychology Author R. Michael Furr
ISBN-10 9780857024046
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 153
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The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research. Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.



Psychometrics

Psychometrics Author R. Michael Furr
ISBN-10 9781544304953
Release 2017-12-12
Pages 568
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Using a meaning-based approach that emphasizes the “why” over the “how to,” Psychometrics: An Introduction provides thorough coverage of fundamental issues in psychological measurement. Author R. Michael Furr discusses traditional psychometric perspectives and issues including reliability, validity, dimensionality, test bias, and response bias as well as advanced procedures and perspectives including item response theory and generalizability theory. The substantially updated Third Edition includes broader and more in-depth coverage with new references, a glossary summarizing over 200 key terms, and expanded suggested readings consisting of highly relevant papers to enhance the book’s overall accessibility, scope, and usability.



Contemporary Psychometrics

Contemporary Psychometrics Author Albert Maydeu-Olivares
ISBN-10 9781135623166
Release 2005-05-06
Pages 280
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Contemporary Psychometrics features cutting edge chapters organized in four sections: test theory, factor analysis, structural equation modeling, and multivariate analysis. The section on test theory includes topics such as multidimensional item response theory (IRT), the relationship between IRT and factor analysis, estimation and testing of these models, and basic measurement issues that are often neglected. The factor analysis section reviews the history and development of the model, factorial invariance and factor analysis indeterminacy, and Bayesian inference for factor scores and parameter estimates. The section on structural equation modeling (SEM) includes the general algebraic-graphic rules for latent variable SEM, a survey of goodness of fit assessment, SEM resampling methods, a discussion of how to compare correlations between and within independent samples, dynamic factor models based on ARMA time series models, and multi-level factor analysis models for continuous and discrete data. The final section on multivariate analysis includes topics such as dual scaling of ordinal data, model specification and missing data problems in time series models, and a discussion of the themes that run through all multivariate methods. This tour de force through contemporary psychometrics will appeal to advanced students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences and education, as well as methodologists from other disciplines.



Psychotic Art

Psychotic Art Author Reitman, Francis
ISBN-10 9781136298967
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 226
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Frontiers of Test Validity Theory

Frontiers of Test Validity Theory Author Keith A. Markus
ISBN-10 9781135055868
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 342
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This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric and philosophical perspectives receive attention along with unresolved issues. The authors explore how measurement is conceived from both the classical and modern perspectives. The importance of understanding the underlying concepts as well as the practical challenges of test construction and use receive emphasis throughout. The book summarizes the current state of the test validity theory field. Necessary background on test theory and statistics is presented as a conceptual overview where needed. Each chapter begins with an overview of key material reviewed in previous chapters, concludes with a list of suggested readings, and features boxes with examples that connect theory to practice. These examples reflect actual situations that occurred in psychology, education, and other disciplines in the US and around the globe, bringing theory to life. Critical thinking questions related to the boxed material engage and challenge readers. A few examples include: What is the difference between intelligence and IQ? Can people disagree on issues of value but agree on issues of test validity? Is it possible to ask the same question in two different languages? The first part of the book contrasts theories of measurement as applied to the validity of behavioral science measures.The next part considers causal theories of measurement in relation to alternatives such as behavior domain sampling, and then unpacks the causal approach in terms of alternative theories of causation.The final section explores the meaning and interpretation of test scores as it applies to test validity. Each set of chapters opens with a review of the key theories and literature and concludes with a review of related open questions in test validity theory. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in test validity or developing tests appreciate the book's cutting edge review of test validity. The book also serves as a supplement in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on test validity, psychometrics, testing or measurement taught in psychology, education, sociology, social work, political science, business, criminal justice and other fields. The book does not assume a background in measurement.



A Conceptual Introduction to Psychometrics

A Conceptual Introduction to Psychometrics Author G. J. Mellenbergh
ISBN-10 9490947296
Release 2011
Pages 483
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Psychometrics is the field of study concerned with the theory and technique of educational measurement and psychological measurement, which includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits. The field is primarily concerned with the construction and validation of measurement instruments, such as questionnaires, tests, and personality assessments. Since the founding of modern psychometrics, both the theory and practice have progressed vigorously. Tests are continuously developed, classical theories are extended and subsumed under modern theories, and new applications are designed. Unfortunately, test construction and test theory have developed separately. Test constructors are often badly informed about modern theories, and test theorists are badly informed about test construction. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice by discussing both test construction and test theory in psychometrics.



An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics

An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Author Keith Coaley
ISBN-10 9781473904309
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 400
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In An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. New to the Second Edition: Includes occupational and educational settings Covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus Case study material related to work selection settings End of chapter self-assessments to facilitate students’ progress Compliant with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.



Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science 2nd Edition

Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science  2nd Edition Author Barbara M. Wildemuth
ISBN-10 9781440839054
Release 2016-11-14
Pages 433
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The second edition of this innovative textbook illustrates research methods for library and information science, describing the most appropriate approaches to a question—and showing you what makes research successful. • Provides comprehensive coverage of research methods used in library and information science, discussing their strengths, weaknesses, and biases • Presents completely updated content that includes several new chapters on innovative methods (mixed methods research and social network analysis) and more than half of the methods chapters focus on critiquing new research studies • Covers both qualitative and quantitative methods as well as mixed methods • Analyzes examples of award-winning library research



Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing Author Theresa J.B. Kline
ISBN-10 9781506315942
Release 2005-02-15
Pages 368
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Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.



Handbook of Psychological Testing

Handbook of Psychological Testing Author Paul Kline
ISBN-10 9781317798040
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 752
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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields. For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.



Applied Psychometry

Applied Psychometry Author Narender Kumar Chadha
ISBN-10 9788132104209
Release 2009-04-11
Pages 384
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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 a 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.



Measuring the Mind

Measuring the Mind Author Denny Borsboom
ISBN-10 1139444638
Release 2005-05-23
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Is it possible to measure psychological attributes like intelligence, personality and attitudes and if so, how does that work? What does the term 'measurement' mean in a psychological context? This fascinating and timely book discusses these questions and investigates the possible answers that can be given response. Denny Borsboom provides an in-depth treatment of the philosophical foundations of widely used measurement models in psychology. The theoretical status of classical test theory, latent variable theory and positioned in terms of the underlying philosophy of science. Special attention is devoted to the central concept of test validity and future directions to improve the theory and practice of psychological measurement are outlined.



The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Counseling Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Counseling Psychology Author Carolyn Zerbe Enns
ISBN-10 9780199744220
Release 2012-10-18
Pages 511
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This handbook summarizes the progress, current status, and future directions relevant to feminist multicultural perspectives in counseling psychology. It emphasizes enduring topics within counseling psychology such as human growth and development, ethics, ecological frameworks, and counseling theory and practice. Intersectionality, social justice, and the diverse social identities of women and girls are featured prominently.