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Title Adapting educational and psychological tests for cross-cultural assessment / edited by Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D. Spielberger
Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 378 pages) : illustrations
Series Applied Psychology
Applied Psychology
Contents PART I: CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS : THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES -- Issues, designs, and technical guidelines for adapting tests into multiple languages and cultures / Ronald K. Hambleton -- Conceptual and methodological issues in adapting tests / Fons J.R. van de Vijver, Ype H. Poortinga -- Selected ethical issues relevant to test adaptations / Thomas Oakland -- Statistical methods for identifying flaws in the test adaptation process / Stephen G. Sireci [and others] -- Using bilinguals to evalutate the comparability of different language versions of a test / Stephen G. Sireci -- Establishing score comparability for tests given in different languages / Linda L. Cook, Alicia P. Schmitt-Cascallar -- Adapting achievement and aptitude tests : a review of methodological issues / Linda L. Cook [and others] -- PART II: CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION OF EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS : APPLICATIONS TO ACHIEVEMENT, APTITUDE, AND PERSONALITY TESTS -- Test adaptation in a large-scale certification program / Cyndy T. Fitzgerald -- Conversion of the Wechsler adult intelligence scale into Spanish : an early test adaptation effort of considerable consequence / Carlos Y. Maldonado, Kurt F. Geisinger -- Developing tests for use in multiple languages and cultures : a plea for simultaneous development / Norbert K. Tanzer -- The psychometrics of adaptation : evaluating measurement equivalence across languages and cultures / Fritz Drasgou, Tabira M. Probst -- Constructing, adapting, and validating admissions tests in multiple languages : the Israeli case / Michael Beller [and others] -- Cross-cultural adaptation of educational and psychological testing / Peter F. Merenda -- Cross-cultural assessment of emotional states and personality traits / Charles D. Spielberger [and others]
Summary Critically examines the dos and don'ts in adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research, as well as the major theoretical and methodological issues in the adaptation of educational and psychological tests
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Educational tests and measurements -- Design and construction -- Cross-cultural studies.
Psychological tests -- Design and construction -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hambleton, Ronald K.
Merenda, Peter Francis, 1922-
Spielberger, Charles Donald, 1927-2013.
LC no. 2003060545
ISBN 0805830251 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1410611752 (electronic bk.)
9780805830255 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781410611758 (electronic bk.)