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Essentials of Psychological Testing / Edition 1

Essentials of Psychological Testing / Edition 1

by Susana Urbina
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Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles of psychometrics, supplies the information needed to understand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporary reference works in the field. It is the only book to provide such a thorough and up-to-date overview of psychometrics in an engaging, accessible format. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers an overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts and techniques that provides the foundation necessary for knowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help to gauge and reinforce readers' grasp of the information covered. Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, their historical development, and their uses, Essentials of Psychological Testing also covers the statistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity, and test item considerations, as well as guidelines for test selection, administration, scoring, and reporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or as a reference for seasoned clinicians, Essentials of Psychological Testing is an invaluable resource on the fundamentals of this evolving area of practice.

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ISBN-13: 9780471419785
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/09/2004
Series: Essentials of Behavioral Science Series , #4
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taught courses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of Psychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of psychological testing.

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Table of Contents

Series Prefaceix
1Introduction to Psychological Tests and Their Uses1
2Essential Statistics for Testing34
3Essentials of Test Score Interpretation77
4Essentials of Reliability117
5Essentials of Validity151
6Essential Test Item Considerations214
7Essentials of Test Use254
Appendix ACommercially Available Tests291
Appendix BAddresses of Test Publishers and Distributors293
Appendix CTable of Areas and Ordinates of the Normal Curve294
About the Author326

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