Mastering Modern Psychological Testing Theory and Methods

ISBN-10: 0205886086

ISBN-13: 9780205886081

Edition: 2012

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Testing, Measurement, Assessment Mastering Modern Psychological Testing: Theory & Methodspresents quality written research in a thorough and comprehensive manner that allows students to master the material. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological assessment and covers areas not typically addressed in existing test and measurements texts such as neuropsychological assessment and the use of tests in forensics settings. “Mastering Modern Psychological Testing” addresses special topics in psychological testing and includes special material on test development written by a leading test developer as well as relevant examples. The book is designed for undergraduate courses in Psychological Testing / Assessment / Testing Theory & Methods. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers should be able to:Understand what constitutes a psychological test, how tests are developed, how they are best used, and how to evaluate their strengths and weaknessesRecognize the development process and how the psychometric properties of tests are constructed so they have the generalized knowledge to always learn about any testEngage in areas of testing that represent different approaches to measuring different psychological constructsUnderstand the difficult and demanding area of how tests are applied and interpreted across cultures within the United StatesNote:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205030947 / 9780205030941
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Book details

List price: $157.07
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Introduction to Psychological Testing: Why We Do It and What It Is
the Basics Statistics of Measurement
the Meaning of Test Scores
Reliability
Validity
Item Development
Item Analysis: Methods for Fitting the Right Items to the Right Test
Achievement Tests in the Era of High-Stakes Assessment
Assessment of Intelligence
Assessment of Personality
Behavioral Assessment
Employment and Vocational Testing
Neuropsychological Testing
Forensic Applications of Psychological Assessment
the Problem of Bias in Psychological Assessment
Assessment Accommodations
Best Practices: Legal and Ethical Issues
How to Develop a Psychological Test: A Practical Approach
Introduction to Psychological Testing: Why We Do It and What It Is
Introduction
Brief History of Testing
the Language of Assessment
Assumptions of Psychological Assessment
Why Use Tests?
Common Application of Psychological Assessments
Participants in the Assessment Process
Psychological Assessment in the 21st Century
Chapter Summary
the Basics Statistics of Measurement
the Role of Mathematics in Measurement
Scales of Measurement
the Description of Test Scores
Correlation Coefficients
Linear Regression & Standard Error of Estimate
Chapter Summary
the Meaning of Test Scores
Introduction
Norm-Referenced & Criterion-Referenced Score Interpretations
Scores based on Item Response Theory
So What Scores Should You Use?
Qualitative Descriptions of Scores
Reporting Information on Normative Samples and Test Scores
Chapter Summary
Reliability
Introduction
Classical Test Theory and Measurement Error
Sources of Measurement Error
Reliability Coefficients
the Standard Error of Measurement
Modern Test Theory
Reporting Reliability Information
Reliability: Practical Strategies for Educators
Chapter Summary
Validity
Introduction
Threats to Validity
Reliability and Validity
"Types of Validity" versus "Types of Validity Evidence"
Types of Validity Evidence
How Test Publishers Report Validity Evidence
Item Development
Introduction
Item Formats
General Item Writing Guidelines
Maximum Performance Tests
Typical Response Tests
Summary
Item Analysis: Methods for Fitting the Right Items to the Right Test
Introduction
Item Difficulty Index (or Item Difficulty Level)
Item Discrimination
Distracter Analysis
Using Item Analysis to Improve Items
Qualitative Item Analysis
Item Characteristic Curves & Item Response Theory
Summary
Achievement Tests in the Era of High-Stakes Assessment
Introduction
Group Administered Achievement Tests
Individual Achievement Tests
Selecting an Achievement Battery
Teacher Made Achievement Tests & Grading
Summary
Assessment of Intelligence
Introduction
A Brief History of Intelligence Tests
the Use of Aptitude and Intelligence Tests in School Settings
the Use of Aptitude and Intelligence Tests in Clinical Settings
Major Aptitude/Intelligence Tests
Selecting Aptitude/Intelligence Tests
Understanding the Report of an Intellectual Assessment
Summary
Assessment of Personality
Introduction
Assessing Personality
Special Issues in Personality Assessment
Objective Personality Tests: An Overview
Projective Personality Tests: An Overview
Summary
Behavioral Assessment
Assessing Behavior
Response Sets
Assessment of Behavior in the Schools
Behavioral Interviewing
Behavior Rating Scales
Direct Observational Methods
Psychophysiological Assessment
Employment and Vocational Testing
Introduction
History of I/O Psychology
Approaches to Personnel Selection
Choosing a Personnel Selection Approach
Evaluating Job Performance
Legal issues
Career Assessment
Neuropsychological Testing
Introduction
Components of a Neuropsychological Evaluation
Neuropsychological Assessment Approaches and Instruments
Assessment of Memory Functions
the Process of Neuropsychological Assessment
Measurement of Deficits & Strengths
Chapter Summary
Forensic Applications of Psychological Assessment
What is Forensic Psychology?
Expert Witnesses and Expert Testimony
Clinical Therapeutic Assessment versus Forensic Assessment
Applications in Criminal Proceedings
Applications in Civil Proceedings
Third Party Observers in Forensic Psychological Testing
Detection of Malingering and other forms of Dissimulation
the Admissibility of Testimony Based on Psychological Testing Results
the Problem of Bias in Psychological Assessment
What Do We Mean by Bias?
Past and Present Concerns: A Brief Look
the Controversy over Bias in Testing: Its Origin, What It Is, and What It Is Not
Cultural Bias and the Nature of Psychological Testing
Objections to the Use of Educational and Psychological Tests with Minority Students
the Problem of Definition in Test Bias Research: Differential Validity
Cultural Loading, Cultural Bias, and Culture-Free Tests
Inappropriate Indicators of Bias: Mean Differences and Equivalent Distributions
Bias in Test Content
Bias in Other Internal Features of Tests
Bias in Prediction and in Relation to Variables External to the Test
Assessment Accommodations
Introduction
Accommodations versus Modifications
Major Legislation that Impacts the Assessment of Examinees with Disabilities
the Rationale for Accommodations
When are accommodations not appropriate or necessary?
Strategies for Accommodations
Determining What Accommodations to Provide
Assessment of English Language Learners (ELL)
Reporting Results of Modified Assessments
Summary
Best Practices: Legal and Ethical Issues
Introduction
Guidelines for Developing Assessments
Guidelines for Selecting Published Assessments
Guidelines for Administering Assessments
Guidelines for Scoring Assessments
Guidelines for Interpreting, Using, and Communicating Assessment Results
Responsibilities of Test Takers
Summary
How to Develop a Psychological Test: A Practical Approach
Determining the need for a new test
Describing the uses and interpretations of results from the test.
Who will use the test and why?
Developing conceptual and operational definitions of constructs you intend to measure.
Determining whether measures of dissimulation are needed and if so, what kind.
Preparing a detailed description of the test, including a content blueprint.
Carrying out the development plan
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