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Ordinal measurement in the behavioral sciences

Author: Norman Cliff; J A Keats
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a background to ordinal theory as used to assess psychology tests and scales used to assist the interpretation of data.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cliff, Norman, 1930-
Ordinal measurement in the behavioral sciences.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003
(DLC) 2002727168
(OCoLC)51197050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Cliff; J A Keats
ISBN: 1410606805 9781410606808 9780805820935 0805820930
OCLC Number: 52051618
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The Purpose of Psychological Assessment --
New Myths and Old Rules --
This Book's Motivation --
Some Historical Background of Testing --
Testing in Developing Countries --
The Evolution of Physical and Psychological Measurement Theory --
The Development of Test Theory and Practice --
Mathematical Models in Testing --
Ordinal Concepts as a Basis for Measurement --
Antitest Arguments --
What Makes a Variable a Scale? --
Scales and Variables --
The Nature of Scientific Scales --
Relevance to Scales and Measurement Methods --
General Principles of Scientific Measurement --
A Fundamental Typology of Data --
Mental Tests and Data Relations --
Types of Assessment --
A Classification of Test Items --
Standard Scores --
Free-Answer With Dichotomous Scoring Assessments --
Free Response With Polytomous Items --
Creative Responses --
Multiple-Choice Items Dichotomously Scored --
Multiple-Choice Tests With Polytomous Scoring --
Types of Item Presentation --
Item Scores and Their Addition to Obtain Total Test Scores in the Case of Dichotomous Items --
Ordinal Measurement --
Tied-Ranks Scores --
Evaluating Items, Tests and Scales --
Combining Item Scores for Dichotomous Items --
Item Scores and Their Addition to Obtain Total Test Scores in the Case of Polytomous Items --
Scoring Polytomous Items --
Types of Polytomous Items --
Polytomous Items Scored Across Persons --
Dominance Analysis of Tests --
Dominance Relations --
Pseudo-Orders From Randomness --
How Dichotomous Items Define an Order --
Data Basic to Assessing Consistency.
Responsibility: Norman Cliff, John A. Keats.
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