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Author McIntire, Sandra A., 1944-

Title Foundations of psychological testing : a practical approach / Sandra A. McIntire, Leslie A. Miller
Edition Second edition
Published London : SAGE, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  150.287 Mci/Fop 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 632 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
regular print
Contents 1. What are psychological tests? -- 2. Why is psychological testing important? -- 3. Is there a right or wrong way to use psychological tests? -- 4. How does computerized testing work? -- 5. How do test users interpret test scores? -- 6. What is test reliability? -- 7. What is validity, specifically content validity? -- 8. Can tests really predict future behavior? -- 9. What is construct validity? -- 10. How do we construct, administer, and use survey data? -- 11. How do you develop a test? -- 12. How do you know when a test works? -- 13. How are tests used in educational settings? -- 14. How are tests used in clinical and counseling settings? -- 15. How do organizations use psychological tests?
Summary "The Second Edition of 'Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach' is a scholarly, yet pragmatic and easy to understand text for students new to the field of psychological testing. Using an engaging, conversational format, authors Sandra A. McIntire and Leslie A. Miller aim to prepare students to be informed consumers, as test users or test takers, not to teach students to administer or interpret individual psychological tests." -- Publisher description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-602) and indexes
Subject Psychological tests -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Miller, Leslie A.
LC no. 2006004957
ISBN 1412924847 (hbk.)
9781412924849 (hbk.)