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Using psychometrics: a practical guide to testing and assessment

Author: Edenborough, Robert Publisher: Kogan Page, 1999.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 210 p : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0749431261Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary

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Using Psychomemtrics A Practical Guide to Testing and Assessment Contents Preface to Second Edition Preface to First Edition Acknowledgements 1 Psychometrics - setting the scene Mental measurement and magic Historical perspective Psychometrics explored How tests are used today - selection to counselling Validity and reliability Introduction to practical issues in control and interpretation Summary 2 Types of psychometrics and their interpretation The range of psychometric tests Personality measurement Ability, aptitude and attainment Interest inventories Educational testing Clinical testing Interpreting test results Summary 3 Tests and selection: the developing context Mass testing to trial by sherry Some favourite measures - club membership to age Job definitions to competencies Summary vii viii xi 1 1 3 7 10 11 16 17 18 18 19 22 27 28 29 29 40 41 41 42 48 57 4 Tests and selection: the practice Large volume recruitment applications One-off and shortlist assessment Psychometrics and internal selection Summary 5 Tests and development The context of development Psychometrics and developmental diagnosis Tests in counselling Development in the team Postscript on development Summary 6 Regulation -- professional, commercial and legal concerns Background to regulation Test design and construction Competence and qualifications Data protection Equal opportunities Disabilities Copyright Coda on regulation Summary 7 Psychometric neighbours Introduction Structure in interviewing Other content analytical methods Assessment centres Other observational methods ­ lie detection to body language Attitude and opinion measurement Application forms and biodata systems Summary 8 Implementing psychometrics Introduction Information flows ­ building the picture Other assessment methods Further practical issues Checklist for psychometric applications Special applications Summary 58 58 71 77 79 80 80 83 92 94 97 98 99 99 101 102 106 109 111 113 113 115 116 116 117 125 128 133 135 137 139 140 140 140 150 151 157 158 161 9 Conclusions A balance sheet -- or not? Psychometrics and mystery Globalisation? Further statistical considerations The use of computers in psychometrics Ongoing developments -- emotional intelligence Final comments 162 162 162 165 167 169 170 171 173 178 180 192 196 205 Appendix 1 Comments and technical notes Appendix 2 Some test publishers and distributors in the UK Appendix 3 Expert system sample reports Glossary References Index

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