ERIC Number: ED500297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov-7
Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach. Second Edition
McIntire, Sandra A.; Miller, Leslie A.
SAGE Publications (CA)
The second edition of "Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach" is a text for undergraduate students new to the field of psychological testing. Using a conversational format, the authors aim to prepare students to be informed consumers as test users or test takers. Features new to the second edition include: (1) New Content; (2) New Learning Strategies; and (3) Instruction through Conversation. Four sections include 15 chapters. Section I, Overview of Psychological Testing, presents: (1) What Are Psychological Tests? (2) Why is Psychological Testing Important? (3) Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Use Psychological Tests? and (4) How Does Computerized Testing Work? Section II, Psychometric Principles, contains: (5) How Do Test Users Interpret Test Scores? (6) What Is Test Reliability? (7) What Is Validity, Specifically Content Validity? (8) Can Tests Really Predict Future Behavior? and (9) What Is Construct Validity? Section III, Developing and Piloting Surveys and Psychological Tests, continues with: (10) How Do We Construct, Administer, and Use Survey Data? (11) How Do You Develop a Test? and (12) How Do You Know When a Test Works? Section IV, Using Tests in Different Settings, concludes with: (13) How Are Tests Used in Educational Settings? (14) How Are Tests Used in Clinical and Counseling Settings? (15) How Do Organizations Use Psychological Tests? Four appendixes are present: (1) Guidelines for Critiquing a Psychological Test; (2) Ethical Standards for Assessment; (3) Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education; and (4) Table of Critical Values for Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficients. A glossary, list of references, author index, subject index, and author information are also included.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychological Testing, Learning Strategies, Content Validity, Construct Validity, Validity, Test Reliability, Correlation, Psychometrics, Ethics, Textbooks, Reader Text Relationship
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