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Psychometrics : an introduction

Author: R Michael Furr; Verne R Bacharach
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By emphasising conceptual development and practical significance over mathematical proofs, this book assists students in appreciating how measurement problems can be addressed and why it is important to address them.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Michael Furr; Verne R Bacharach
ISBN: 9781412927604 1412927609
OCLC Number: 123539539
Description: xvi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Psychometrics and the Importance of Psychological Measurement Observable Behavior and Unobservable Attributes Psychological Tests: Definition and Types Psychometrics Challenges to Measurement in Psychology Theme: The Importance of Individual Differences --
2. Scaling --
Fundamental Issues and Numbers --
Units of Measurement --
Additivity and Counting --
Four Scales of Measurement --
3. Individual Differences and Correlations --
The Nature of Variability --
Importance of Individual Differences --
Variability and Distribution of Scores --
Distribution Shapes and Normal Distributions --
Quantifying the Association Between Distributions --
Variance of "Composite Scores" --
Interpreting Test Scores --
Test Norms --
4. Test Dimensionality and Factor Analysis --
Test Dimensionality Factor Analysis: Examining the Dimensionality of a Test --
5. Reliability: Conceptual Basis Overview of Reliability and Classical Test Theory --
Observed Scores, True Scores and Measurement Error --
Variances in Observed Scores, True Scores and Error Scores --
Four Ways to Think of Reliability --
Reliability and the Standard Error of Measurement --
Parallel Tests --
6. Empirical Estimates of Reliability --
Alternate Forms Reliability --
Test-Retest Reliability --
Internal Consistency Reliability --
Factors Affecting the Reliability of Test Scores --
Sample Homogeneity and Reliability Generalization --
Reliability of Difference Scores --
7. Importance of Reliability --
Behavioral Research --
Applied Behavioral Practice: Evaluation of an Individual's Test Score --
Test Construction and Refinement --
8. Validity: The Conceptual Basis --
What is Validity? --
Validity Evidence: Test Content --
Validity Evidence: Internal Structure of the Test --
Validity Evidence: Response Processes --
Validity Evidence: Associations with Other Variables --
Validity Evidence: Consequences of Testing --
Other Perspectives on Validity --
Contrasting Reliability and Validity --
The Importance of Validity. 9. Validity: Estimating and Evaluating Convergent and Discriminant Validity --
Methods for Evaluating Convergent and Discriminant Validity --
Factors Affecting a Validity Coefficient --
Interpreting a Validity Coefficient --
10. Response Biases --
Types of Response Biases --
Methods for Coping with Response Biases --
Response Biases, Response Sets, and Response Styles --
11. Test Bias --
Why Worry about Test Score Bias --
Detecting Construct Bias: Internal Evaluation of a Test --
Detecting Predictive Bias: External Evaluation of a Test --
12. Generalizability Theory --
Multiple Facets of Measurement --
Generalizability and Variance Components --
G Studies and D Studies --
Conducting and Interpreting Generalizability Theory Analysis: A One-facet Design --
Conducting and Interpreting Generalizability Theory Analysis: A Two-facet Design --
Other Measurement Designs --
13. Item Response Theory and Rasch Models --
Basics of IRT --
IRT Measurement Models --
An Example of IRT: A Rasch Model --
Item and Test Information --
Applications of IRT.
Responsibility: R. Michael Furr, Verne R. Bacharach.
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