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Test Bank For Foundations of Psychological Testing A Practical Approach 6th Edition By Leslie A. Miller, Robert L. Lovler, ISBN: 9781506396408, ISBN: 9781544366708

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Test Bank For Foundations of Psychological Testing A Practical Approach 6th Edition By Miller

Test Bank For Foundations of Psychological Testing A Practical Approach 6th Edition By Leslie A. Miller, Robert L. Lovler, ISBN: 9781506396408, ISBN: 9781544366708

Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler presents a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as psychometrics and statistics. Aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, this practical book includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools furthers the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. The Sixth Edition includes updated references and examples, new In Greater Depth boxes for deeper coverage of complex topics, and a streamlined organization for enhanced readability.

Table Of Content

Preface
About the Authors
SECTION I. OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
Chapter 1. What Are Psychological Tests?

Why Should You Care About Psychological Testing?

What Is a Psychological Test?

The History of Psychological Testing

The Three Defining Characteristics of Psychological Tests

Assumptions of Psychological Tests

Test Classification Methods

Psychological Assessment, Psychological Tests, Measurements, and Surveys

Locating Information About Tests

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 2. Why Is Psychological Testing Important?

Types of Decisions Made Using Psychological Test Results

Which Professionals Use Psychological Tests and for What Reasons?

Psychological Testing Controversies

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 3. What Are the Ethical Responsibilities of Test Publishers, Test Users, and Test Takers?

What Are Ethics?

Professional Practice Standards

Certification and Licensure

General Responsibilities of Test Publishers, Test Users, and Test Takers

Testing Special Populations

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

SECTION II. PSYCHOMETRIC PRINCIPLES
Chapter 4. How Do Test Users Interpret Test Scores?

Levels of Measurement

Procedures for Interpreting Test Scores

Standard Scores

The Role of Norms

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 5. What Is Test Reliability/Precision?

What Is Reliability/Precision?

Classical Test Theory

Three Categories of Reliability Coefficients

The Reliability Coefficient

Interpreting Reliability Coefficients

Factors That Influence Reliability

Generalizability Theory

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 6. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on the Content of a Test?

Sources of Evidence of Validity

Use of Various Sources of Evidence of Validity

Evidence of Validity Based on Test Content

Face Validity

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 7. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on Test–Criterion Relationships?

What Is Evidence of Validity Based on Test–Criterion Relationships?

Methods for Providing Evidence of Validity Based on Test–Criterion Relationships

Selecting a Criterion

Does the Criterion Measure What It Is Supposed to Measure?

Calculating and Evaluating Validity Coefficients

The Relationship Between Reliability and Validity

Using Validity Information to Make Predictions

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 8. How Do We Gather Evidence of Validity Based on a Test’s Relation to Constructs?

The Notion of Construct Validity

Gathering Evidence of Construct Validity

Factor Analysis

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

SECTION III. DEVELOPING AND PILOTING SURVEYS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS
Chapter 9. How Do We Construct and Administer Surveys and Use Survey Data?

Similarities and Differences Between Surveys and Psychological Tests

Survey Software

The Scientific Approach to Constructing, Administering, and Using Survey Data

Survey Reliability/Precision and Validity

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 10. How Do We Develop a Test?

Why Develop a New Test?

Defining the Testing Universe, Audience, and Purpose

Developing a Test Plan

Composing the Test Items

Writing Effective Items

Writing the Administration Instructions

Conducting the Pilot Test

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 11. How Do We Assess the Psychometric Quality of a Test?

Conducting Quantitative Item Analysis

Conducting Qualitative Item Analysis

Revising the Test

Validating the Test

Ethical Issues Associated With Test Validation

Developing Norms and Identifying Cut Scores

Compiling the Test Manual

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

SECTION IV. USING TESTS IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS
Chapter 12. How Are Tests Used in Educational Settings?

Types of Decisions Made in the Educational Setting

Educational Professionals as Test Users

Standards Specific to Educational Professionals as Test Users

Specific Uses of Psychological Tests in Educational Settings

Norm-Referenced, Criterion-Referenced, and Authentic Assessment of Achievement

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 13. How Are Tests Used in Clinical and Counseling Settings?

The Work of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

Mental Health Practitioners’ Use of Psychological Tests

Case Examples of How Tests Are Used in Clinical and Counseling Settings

Psychological Testing in Depth: Assessing Autism, Depression, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Evidence-Based Assessment

The Psychological Testing Report and Client Feedback

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Chapter 14. How Are Tests Used in Organizational Settings?

Pre-Employment Testing

Performance Appraisal

Chapter Summary

Engaging in the Learning Process

Key Concepts

Critical Thinking Questions

Appendix A: Test Spotlights
Appendix B: Guidelines for Critiquing a Psychological Test
Appendix C: Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
Appendix D: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix E: Table of Critical Values for Pearson Product–Moment Correlation Coefficients
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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