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Theory of mental tests

Author: Harold Gulliksen
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1987.
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Gulliksen, Harold.
Theory of mental tests.
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1987
(OCoLC)904077046
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Gulliksen
ISBN: 0805800247 9780805800241
OCLC Number: 14965867
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1950.
Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 486 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chap. 1. Introduction --
Chap. 2. Basic equations derived from a definition of random error --
Chap. 3. Fundamental equations derived from a definition of true score --
Chap. 4. Errors of measurement, substitution, and prediction --
Chap. 5. Various interpretations of the error of measurement --
Chap. 6. Effect of doubling test length on other test parameters --
Chap. 7. Effect of test length on mean and variance (general case) --
Chap. 8. Effect of test length on reliability (general case) --
Chap. 9. Effect of test length on validity (general case) --
Chap. 10. Effect of group heterogeneity of test reliability --
Chap. 11. Effect of group heterogeneity on validity (bivariate case) --
Chap. 12. Correction for univariate selection in the three-variable case --
Chap. 13. Correction for multivariate selection in the general case --
Chap. 14. A statistical criterion --
Chap. 15. Experimental methods of obtaining test reliability --
Chap. 16. Reliability estimated from item homogeneity --
Chap. 17. Speed versus power tests --
Chap. 18. Methods of scoring tests --
Chap. 19. Methods of standardizing and equating test scores --
Chap. 20. Problems of weighting and differential prediction --
Chap. 21. Item analysis --
Bibliography --
Appendix A. Equations from algebra, analytical geometry, and statistics, used in test theory --
Appendix B. Table of ordinates and areas of the normal curve --
Appendix C. Sample examination questions in statistics for use as a review examination at the beginning of the course in test theory --
Appendix D. Sample examination items in test theory --
Answers to problems --
Author index --
Topic index.
Responsibility: Harold Gulliksen.
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