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Title Measuring psychological constructs : advances in model-based approaches / edited by Susan E. Embretson
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2010]
copyright 2010
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Description 1 online resource ( xv, 285 pages : illustrations)
Contents Measuring psychological constructs with model-based approaches : an introduction / Susan E. Embretson -- Model-based approaches to measuring qualitative differences between individuals -- Mixture distribution item response theory, latent class analysis, and diagnostic mixture models / Matthias von Davier -- Skills diagnosis for education and psychology with IRT-based parametric latent class models / Louis A. Roussos, ... [et al.] -- Cognitive psychometrics : using multinomial processing tree models as measurement tools / William H. Batchelder -- Model-based approaches to isolating entangled constructs -- Unidimensionality and interpretability of psychological instruments / Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Lisbeth Aberg-Bengtsson -- Using item response theory to disentangle constructs at different levels of generality / David Thissen, Lynne Steinberg -- Model-based approaches for measuring personality, psychopathology, and attitudes from self-reports -- Measuring psychopathology with nonstandard item response theory models : fitting the four-parameter model to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory / Niels G. Waller, Steven P. Reise -- MIXUM : an unfolding mixture model to explore the latitude of acceptance concept in attitude measurement / James S. Roberts, Jurgen Rost, George B. Macready -- Cognitive psychometric models for interactive item generation -- Recent development and prospects in item generation / Isaac I. Bejar -- Modeling the effect of item designs within the Rasch Model / Rianne Janssen -- Cognitive design systems : a structural modeling approach applied to developing a spatial ability test / Susan E. Embretson
Summary "More than a half-century has passed since Cronbach's distinction between the correlational and experimental approaches in psychology. Yet measurement today is not much better integrated with psychological theory than it was in the late 1950s, and many argue that the traditional psychometric model itself may have introduced constraints that have limited the integration of measurement and theory. Measuring Psychological Constructs seeks to break through these constraints by offering conceptual alternatives to traditional item response theory's fixed-content/multiple-choice models. Contributors present groundbreaking explanatory approaches to model-based measurement that provide various psychological constructs with more "authentic" measures such as constructed response tasks and performance assessment. These new explanatory approaches not only extend rigorous psychometric methods to a variety of major psychological constructs but also have the potential to change fundamentally the nature of the constructs that are being measured. Grounded in psychometrics and quantitative assessment, and in the history and major theoretical approaches of psychology, this volume is aimed at students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners alike, in a variety of psychology subdisciplines that include developmental and geriatric, industrial/ organizational, clinical and counseling, educational, social and personality, experimental, neuropsychology, health and rehabilitation, and quantitative psychology"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Based on presentations at a conference held in Feb. 2006 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Psychological tests -- Congresses.
Psychological Tests.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Embretson, Susan E.
ISBN 9781433806919 print edition
1433806916 print edition
1433806924 (electronic bk.)
9781433806926 (electronic bk.)