Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
     
Limit search to available items
Record 2 of 3
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Urbina, Susana, 1946-

Title Essentials of psychological testing / Susana Urbina. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Second edition.
Publication Info. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, 2014.
QR Code
Description 1 online resource.
Series Essentials of behavioral science
Essentials of behavioral science series.
Contents Essentials of Behavioral Science Series; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Series Preface; Preface to the Second Edition; Acknowledgments; Chapter One: Introduction to Psychological Tests and Their Uses; Psychological Tests; Psychological Tests as Tools; Psychological Tests as Products; History of Psychological Testing; Other Developments in Psychological Testing; Current Uses of Psychological Tests; Psychological Assessment Versus Psychological Testing; Test User Qualifications; Sources of Information About Tests; Chapter Two: Essential Statistics for Testing; Measurement.
Variables and ConstantsThe Meaning of Numbers; Types of Statistics; The Normal Curve Model; Uses of the Normal Curve Model; Essentials of Correlation and Regression; Correlation Coefficients; Conclusion; Chapter Three: Essentials of Test Score Interpretation; Raw Scores; Frames of Reference for Test Score Interpretation; Norm-Referenced Test Interpretation; Intertest Comparisons; Criterion-Referenced Test Interpretation; Chapter Four: Essentials of Reliability; Truth and Error in Psychological Measurement; The Relativity of Reliability; Sources of Error in Psychological Testing.
Reliability in Test UseReliability Considerations in Test Interpretation; Conclusion; Chapter Five: Essentials of Validity; Historical Perspectives on Validity; Current Perspectives on Validity; Sources of Validity Evidence; Concluding Comments; Chapter Six: Essential Test Item Considerations; The Context of Item Analysis: Test Development; Test Item Types; Classical Methods of Item Analysis; Item Response Theory; Item Fairness; Explorations in Item Development and Scoring; Chapter Seven: Essentials of Ethical Test Use; Sources of Information on Ethical Use of Tests.
Essentials of Test SelectionEssentials of Test Administration And Scoring; Essentials of Test Score Interpretation and Reporting; Conclusion; Appendix A Commercially Available Tests Mentioned in the Text; Appendix B Internet Addresses of Test Publishers and Distributors; Appendix C Table of Areas and Ordinates of the Normal Curve; References; Index; About the Author; End User License Agreement.
Summary "An engaging, practical guide to psychological testingEssentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and revised overview of the basic principles of psychometrics, including the information needed to understand and evaluate tests. It contains everything you need to know about the science of measuring knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and education level, and introduces readers to the most relevant reference works in the field. This guide was written specifically for active professionals and students in fields ranging from clinical mental health and social work to education and human resources. In Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition, even the most complicated psychometric principles are made interesting and easy to comprehend. More importantly, you will learn how to translate this new knowledge into practice by selecting the right tests, administering them appropriately, and correctly interpreting results.Dr. Susana Urbina describes the science of psychometrics, along with its history, providing important background information for the sections that follow. You'll find detailed information on testing procedures, score interpretation, reliability and validity, and "Test Yourself" questions that help activate your knowledge. In addition, the Second Edition has been updated to include: Information from the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing New examples from the most recent versions of psychological tests Discussion of new test administration technologies, such as the Q-Interactive Illustrations and easy-to-find reinforcement of key concepts Dr. Urbina is recognized as a leading expert in the field of psychometrics, and her enjoyable writing style makes it easy to master this complex subject. Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is required reading for anyone who needs to know what psychological tests are and how to use them in a professional, consistent, scientifically sound manner"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Series Preface Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments One Introduction to Psychological Tests and Their Uses Two Essential Statistics for Testing Three Essentials of Test Score Interpretation Four Essentials of Reliability Five Essentials of Validity Six Essential Test Item Considerations Seven Essentials of Ethical Test Use Appendix A Commercially Available Tests Mentioned in the Text Appendix B Addresses of Test Publishers and Distributors Appendix C Table of Areas and Ordinates of the Normal Curve References Index About the Author .
Summary "An engaging, practical guide to psychological testingEssentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is a fully updated and revised overview of the basic principles of psychometrics, including the information needed to understand and evaluate tests. It contains everything you need to know about the science of measuring knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits, and education level, and introduces readers to the most relevant reference works in the field. This guide was written specifically for active professionals and students in fields ranging from clinical mental health and social work to education and human resources. In Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition, even the most complicated psychometric principles are made interesting and easy to comprehend. More importantly, you will learn how to translate this new knowledge into practice by selecting the right tests, administering them appropriately, and correctly interpreting results. Dr. Susana Urbina describes the science of psychometrics, along with its history, providing important background information for the sections that follow. You'll find detailed information on testing procedures, score interpretation, reliability and validity, and "Test Yourself" questions that help activate your knowledge. In addition, the Second Edition has been updated to include: Information from the revised Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing New examples from the most recent versions of psychological tests Discussion of new test administration technologies, such as the Q-Interactive Illustrations and easy-to-find reinforcement of key concepts Dr. Urbina is recognized as a leading expert in the field of psychometrics, and her enjoyable writing style makes it easy to master this complex subject. Essentials of Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition is required reading for anyone who needs to know what psychological tests are and how to use them in a professional, consistent, scientifically sound manner"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Psychological tests.
Psychometrics.
Psychological tests. (OCoLC)fst01081381
Psychometrics. (OCoLC)fst01081639
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Urbina, Susana, 1946- Essentials of psychological testing Second edition. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc. , 2014 9781118680483 (DLC) 2014002693
ISBN 9781118707258 : $49.00
1118707257 : $49.00
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
EBOOK
No one has rated this material

You can...
Also...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information