Measurement Theory in Action Case Studies and Exercises

ISBN-10: 0415644798
ISBN-13: 9780415644792
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Description: This book helps readers apply testing and measurement theories. Featuring 22 self-standing modules, instructors can pick and choose the ones that are most appropriate for their course. Each module features an overview of a measurement issue and a  More...

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This book helps readers apply testing and measurement theories. Featuring 22 self-standing modules, instructors can pick and choose the ones that are most appropriate for their course. Each module features an overview of a measurement issue and a step-by-step application of that theory. Best practices provide recommendations for ensuring the appropriate application of the theory. Practical questions help students assess their understanding of the topic while the examples allow them to apply the material using real data. Two cases in each module depict typical dilemmas faced when applying measurement theory followed by Questions to Ponder to encourage critical examination of the issues noted in the cases. Each module contains exercises some of which require no computer access while others involve the use of SPSS to solve the problem. The book's website houses the accompanying data sets and more. The book also features suggested readings, a glossary of the key terms, and a continuing exercise that incorporates many of the steps in the development of a measure of typical performance. Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the field, the new edition also features: --A new co-author, Michael Zickar, who updated the advanced topics and added the new module on generalizability theory (Module 22). -Expanded coverage of reliability (Modules 5 & 6) and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (Modules 18 & 19) to help readers interpret results presented in journal articles. -Expanded Web Resources, Instructors will now find: suggested answers to the book's questions and exercises; detailed worked solutions to the exercises; and PowerPoint slides. Students and instructors can access the SPSS data sets; additional exercises; the glossary; and website references that are helpful in understanding psychometric concepts. Part 1 provides an introduction to measurement theory and specs for scaling and testing and a review of statistics. Part 2 then progresses through practical issues related to text reliability, validation, meta-analysis and bias. Part 3 reviews practical issues related to text construction such as the development of measures of maximal performance, CTT item analysis, test scoring, developing measures of typical performance, and issues related to response styles and guessing. The book concludes with advanced topics such as multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory (IRT), IRT applications including computer adaptive testing and differential item functioning, and generalizability theory. Ideal as a text for any psychometrics, testing and measurement, or multivariate statistics course taught in psychology, education, marketing and management, professional researchers in need of a quick refresher on applying measurement theory will also find this an invaluable reference.

Kenneth S. Shultz earned his M.A. andnbsp;Ph.D. degrees in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Wayne State University.nbsp; He is a professor in the psychology department at California State University, San Bernardino and serves as director of their Master of Science Program in I/O Psychology.nbsp; Professor Shultz teaches undergraduate courses in statistics, tests and measurements, and industrial psychology and graduate courses in correlation and regression statistics, applied psychological measurement, and personnel selection and test validation. nbsp;Prior to his academic career, he worked for four years for the City of Los Angeles as a personnel research analyst, where he conducted applied psychological measurement projects in job analysis, test validation and other applied areas, and he continues to engage in consulting assignments on applied measurement issues for public and private agencies, giving him solid "real world" experience to apply to this book.nbsp; He has presented papers and published articles on a variety of applied measurement and test construction issues in addition to his substantive work in the aras of personnel selection, aging workforce issues, and retirement.nbsp; When not teaching or writing, he enjoys running, watching sports, and generally hanging out with his wife and son.

David J. Whitney earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychologynbsp;at Michigan State University.nbsp; He is an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach, where he is one of the core faculty members in the master's program in I/O Psychology.nbsp;nbsp;Dr. Whitney serves on the Board of Directors of the Personnel Testing Council of Southern California.nbsp; He has also served as a program evaluator for a number of multi-year grants funded by the National Sciencenbsp;Foundation.nbsp; Henbsp;teaches undergraduate courses on I/Onbsp;psychology and introductory statistics and graduate courses on test construction, personnel selection, and employee training.nbsp; Dr. Whitney's research investigates applicant perceptions of employment tests, test-taking strategies, and the impact of test coaching on performance.nbsp; Coincidental to CSULB's location along the Newport-Inglewood earthquake fault, Dr. Whitney's publication record also reflects his interest in the application of psychological theory to the promotion of seismic hazard preparedness.nbsp; While Dr. Whitney loves his adopted home of Southern California, his childhood roots are reflected in his undying (some might say undeserved) devotion to New Yorknbsp;Jets football.nbsp;

Introduction
Introduction and Overview
Statistics Review for Psychological Measurement
Psychological Scaling
Test Preparation and Specification
Reliability, Validity, and Test Bias
Reliability Overview: Classical Test Theory
Estimating Reliability
Content Validity
Criterion-Related Validation
Construct Validity
Validity Generalization and Psychometric Meta-Analysis
Test Bias, Unfairness, and Equivalence
Practical Issues in Test Construction
Developing Tests of Maximal Performance
Classical Test Theory Item Analysis
Scoring Tests
Developing Measures of Typical Performance
Response Bias
Advanced Topics
Combining Predictors using Multiple Regression
Exploratory Factor Analysis
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Item Response Theory
Applications of Item Response Theory: Computer Adaptive Testing and Differential Item Functioning
Generalizability Theory

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