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100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement

Author: Bruce B Frey
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2015]
Series: Q & A 100 questions and answers series, volume 2
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introductory text for students new to the concepts of social science measurement.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce B Frey
ISBN: 9781483313153 1483313158
OCLC Number: 931593362
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 197 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; I. THE BASICS; 1. So, What Is 100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement About?; 3. What Exactly Is Measurement?; 2. What Exactly Is a Test?; 4. Most of the Ways I Can Think Of to Measure Something Seem Pretty Straightforward. What Are the Important Differences Between Measuring Something Like Weight and Something More Abstract Like Knowledge?; 5. What Are Some of the Different Types of Tests, and How Are They Used?; 6. What Are the Different Ways to Interpret a Test Score?; 7. What Are the Different Ways to Judge Whether a Test Is Any Good?; II. UNDERSTANDING VALIDITY; 8. What Does It Mean to Say That a Test Is Valid?; 9. What Is Content Validity, Why Is It Important, and How Is It Established?; 10. What Is Criterion Validity, Why Is It Important, and How Is It Established?; 11. What Is Construct Validity, Why Is It Important, and How Is It Established?; 12. That Other Big College Admissions Test, the ACT: What Is It, and How Does It Differ From the SAT?; 44. For Admission to Graduate School, My College Requires the GRE Test. What Is It, and Why Is It Better Than the SAT or ACT for Graduate School?; 45. What Are the Major Tests for Professional Schools, and What Are They Like?; 46. How Do I Score High on an Achievement Test?; 47. How Do Test Preparation Courses Work?; VI. INTELLIGENCE TESTS; 48. What Are Some of the Commonly Used Intelligence Tests?; 49. What Is an IQ?; 50. How Is Intelligence Usually Defined and Measured?; 51. How Is the Validity of an Intelligence Test Established?; 52. How Is the Reliability of an Intelligence Test Established?; 53. What Is the Wechsler Intelligence Test?; 54. What Is the Woodcock-Johnson Intelligence Test?; 55. What Is the Kaufman-ABC Intelligence Test?; 56. What Is the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test?; 57. What Are Some Alternatives to the Traditional Intelligence Tests?; 58. Why Are Intelligence Tests Controversial?; VII. PERSONALITY TESTS AND ATTITUDE SCALES; 59. What Do Personality Tests Measure?; 60. How Is the Validity of a Personality Test Established?; 61. How Is the Reliability of a Personality Test Established?; 62. What Are the Different Ways to Measure Attitude?; 63. How Do I Construct My Own Likert-Type Attitude Scale?; 64. How Do I Construct My Own Thurstone Attitude Scale?; 65. How Are Mental Disorders Diagnosed?; 66. What Is the MMPI Personality Test?; 67. How Is Depression Measured?; 68. How Are Alcoholism and Other Addictions Diagnosed?; VIII. CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT; 69. How Do I Decide What to Assess in My Classroom?; 70. What Are the Different Types of Assessment I Can Use?; 71. How Are the Validity and Reliability of Classroom Assessments Established?; 72. What Are Common Mistakes Made in Survey Construction?; Index.
Series Title: Q & A 100 questions and answers series, volume 2
Responsibility: Bruce B. Frey.

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