ISBN 9789351502838,Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach

Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach



Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd.

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351502838

ISBN-10 935150283X


Edition 4th
Number of Pages 620 Pages
Language (English)

Educational psychology

gnificant amount of her time teaching graduate business, organizational behavior/leadership and human resource courses at Rollins College and for the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix as well as mentoring doctoral learners through the dissertation process. Previously the vice president of leadership development/human resources at the Central Florida YMCA, she was responsible for contributing to the strategic plans of the organization by leading the associations talent management initiatives-recruiting, developing and retaining the associations talent. Prior to joining the YMCA, she was employed by Wilson Learning Corporation (WLC), a performance improvement company,where she served as the director of business solutions, a senior project manager and a business solutions consultant. In these roles, she was responsible for conceptualizing, designing, managing and implementing traditional and technology-based assessment,measurement and training performance improvement solutions for client organizations
Table of contents :-

I : Overview of Psychological Testing
What are Psychological Tests?
Why is Psychological Testing Important?
Is there a Right or Wrong way to use Psychological Tests?
How does Computerized Testing Work?

II : Psychometric Principles
How do Test Users Interpret Test Scores?
What is Test Reliability?
How do we Gather Evidence of Validity Based on the Content of a Test?
How do we Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test’s Relation to External Criteria?
How do we Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test’s Relation to Constructs?

III : Developing and Piloting Surveys And Psychological Tests
How do we Construct, Administer and use Survey Data?
How do we Develop a Test?
How do we Assess the Psychometric Quality of a Test?

IV : Using Tests in Different Settings
How are Tests used in Educational Settings?
How are Tests used in Clinical and Counseling Settings?
How are Tests used in Organizational Settings?
Appendix A: Test Spotlights
Appendix B: Guidelines for Critiquing A Psychological Test
Appendix C: Code of fair Testing Practices in Education
Appendix D: Table of Critical Values for Pearson Product–Moment Correlation Coefficients
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