Introduction to Test Construction in the Social and Behavioral Sciences A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0742525201

ISBN-13: 9780742525207

Edition: 2003

List price: $41.00
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With the explicit goal of making the text accessible to readers with only a beginning level of statistical expertise, the authors include numerous examples and figures to illustrate necessary concepts and procedures, while minimizing jargon.
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction
What Are "Tests for Research Purposes"?
The End Goal as a First Consideration
Instrument Reliability
Instrument Validity
Item Analysis
Sociopsychological Scales
Designing Your Instrument: Componentiality and Item Type
Preparation and Preliminary Testing of the First Version
Analyzing Version 1: Item Statistics and Instrument Reliability
Analyzing Version 2: Item Statistics, Instrument Reliability, and Validity
Semiformal Measurement: Varieties of Content Analysis
What Next? Back to the Future
App. A: Recommended Readings
Instructions for Performing Necessary Statistical Procedures in SPSS
Sample Data Set of Items and Scores for Self-Esteem Scale, Version 1
References
Index
About the Authors
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