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ERIC Number: EJ893422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
A Review of Psychometric Assessment and Reporting Practices: An Examination of Measurement-Oriented versus Non-Measurement-Oriented Domains
Slaney, Kathleen L.; Tkatchouk, Masha; Gabriel, Stephanie M.; Ferguson, Leona P.; Knudsen, Jared R. S.; Legere, Julien C.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v25 n3 p246-259 Sep 2010
The primary aim of the present study is to determine whether the psychometric evaluation practices and test-analytic rationales of researchers publishing in journals with a measurement focus differ from those of researchers publishing in journals with varying substantive research foci. Several components of two different samples of articles were examined and compared; one contained articles from a set of measurement-oriented journals (n = 402) and the other contained articles published in journals representing a cross-section of research domains (n = 289). Findings indicate that, contrary to expectations, articles published in measurement-oriented journals, as compared with general journals, generally may not reflect better psychometric analysis and reporting practices or sounder test-analytic rationales on the part of the researchers. It was also found that although researchers are generally evaluating either score precision/reliability or validity, they seldom evaluate both, indicating that there may be a general lack of appreciation for the importance of conducting a full and coherent data-based test analysis whenever a measure is employed. A number of limitations of the study and recommendations for future research are also addressed. (Contains 4 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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