Measurement Theory in Action Case Studies and Exercises

ISBN-10: 0761927301

ISBN-13: 9780761927303

Edition: 2005

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Clarifying major topics in classical & modern test theory, this book employs case studies depicting typical dilemmas, & offers exercises including brief in-class assignments, lab tasks that require the use of statistical analysis software & course-long test development projects.
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List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

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;

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Case Studies
List of Exercises
Introduction and Overview
Statistics Review for Psychological Measurement
Psychological Scaling
Test Preparation
Reliability, Validity, And Test Bias
Classical True Score Theory and Reliability
Content Validation
Criterion-Related Validation
Construct Validation
Validity Generalization
Test Bias
Practical Issues In Test Construction
Developing Tests of Maximal Performance
Classical Test Theory Item Analysis
Scoring Tests
Diversity Issues
Developing Measures of Typical Performance
Response Biases
Advanced Topics
Combining Predictors Using Multiple Regression
Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Item Response Theory (IRT)
Applications of IRT: Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) and Differential Item
Functioning (DIF)
Glossary of terms
Course long exercise on psychological scale development
Data descriptions for exercises
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