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Frontiers of Test Validity Theory : Measurement, Causation, and Meaning.

Author: Keith A Markus
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, 2013.
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This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric and philosophical perspectives receive attention along with unresolved issues. The authors explore how measurement is conceived from both the classical and modern perspectives. The importance of understanding the underlying concepts as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith A Markus
ISBN: 1299701191 9781299701199 9781135055868 1135055866
OCLC Number: 851155259
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction : surveying the field of test validity theory --
Philosophical theories of measurement --
Psychometric models --
Open issues in measurement theory and psychometrics --
Test scores as samples: behavior domain theory --
Causality in measurement --
Causation, correlation, and reflective measurement models --
Problems in causation and validity : formative measurement, networks --
Interpreting test responses : validity, values, and evaluation --
A model of test score interpretation --
Open questions about test score meaning --
An integrative view of test validity --
Epilogue as dialog: the future of test validity theory --
References --
Author index --
Subject index --
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This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social, and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric and philosophical perspectives receive attention along with unresolved issues. The authors explore how measurement is conceived from both the classical and modern perspectives. The importance of understanding the underlying concepts as well as the practical challenges of test construction and use receive emphasis throughout. The book summarizes the current state of the test validity theory field. Necessary background o.

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