The Handbook of Psychological Testing

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 744 pages
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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields.
For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.

 

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Contents

SECTION
1
SECTION
2
Psychometric theory and method
5
practical issues
7
The validity of psychological tests
17
The classical model of test error
32
Standardising the test
49
Rasch scaling and other scales
70
Interest and motivation tests
303
Other types of psychological tests
325
SECTION TIL The use and interpretation of tests
347
Tests in educational psychology
349
Psychometric tests in clinical psychology
368
Tests in counselling and guidance
406
Psychological tests in occupational and industrial psychology
419
SECTION IV
445

Computerised and tailored testing
97
Factor analysis
113
rotation of factors and other topics
136
the criterionkeyed method
153
factor analytic and item analytic methods
161
Other methods of test construction
182
rationale and problems
197
Intelligence tests
199
Ability tests
217
Aptitude and attainment tests
229
Personality questionnaires
247
Projective and objective tests of personality
277
Intelligence tests
447
Ability aptitude and attainment tests
472
Personality questionnaires
489
Projective and objective tests
539
Motivation and interest tests
580
Measures of attitudes
593
Other tests
615
The New Psychometrics
634
Finale
668
References
683
Name index
722
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About the author (2000)

Paul Kline is Emeritus Professor of Psychometrics at the University of Exeter, and has worked extensively as a consultant in test construction.

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