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Tests and Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests and Measurement

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ISBN-10: 1412913632

ISBN-13: 9781412913638

Edition: 2006

Authors: Neil J. Salkind

List price: $129.00
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Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in the social and behavioral sciences who are taking their first courses in tests and measurement. Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller. This book introduces readers to more advanced issues and explains why those topics are important. "What is amazing about this text is how it takes some very difficult material (particularly around reliability and validity,…    
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/28/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development. After teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and research in education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children's cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms…    

A Note to the Student: Why I Wrote This Book
Acknowledgments
In the Beginning . . .
Why Me-asurement? An Introduction
The Psychology of Psychometrics
One Potato, Two Potatoes ...Levels of Measurement and Their Importance
Getting It Right Every Time: Reliability and Its Importance
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: Validity and Its Importance
Welcome to Lake Woebegone, Where All the Children Are Above Average: Norms and Percentiles
The Tao and How of Testing
Short Answer and Completion Items: Baskin Robbins� Has __ Flavors
Essay Items: Hope You Can Write
Multiple-Choice Items: Always Pick Answer C and You'll Be Right About 25% of the Time
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Matching Items
True-False Tests: T or F? I Passed My First Measurement Test
Portfolios: Seeing the Big Picture
So, Tell Me About Your Childhood: Interesting Interviews
What to Test and How to Test It
Achievement Tests: Who Really Discovered America?
Personality Tests: Type A, Type B, or Type C?
Aptitude Tests: What's in Store for Me?
Intelligence Tests: That Rubik's Cube Is Driving Me Nuts
Career Choices: So You Want to Be a What?
It's Not Always As You Think: Issues in Tests and Measurements
Test Bias: Fair for Everyone?
The Law, Testing, and Ethics: No Child (Should Be) Left Behind and Other Concerns
Appendixes
Your Tests and Measurement Toolkit
The Guide to (Almost) Every Test in the Universe
Glossary
References
Index
About the Author