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Modern measurement : theory, principles, and applications of mental appraisal / Steven J. Osterlind.


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Osterlind, Steven J.
Publication date:
2nd ed. - Boston : Pearson, c2010.
  • Book
  • xviii, 509 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: 2006.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-491) and indexes.
  • PART I Introductory Considerations Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychological Measurement Chapter 2 Statistical Concepts, Probability, Expectations, and More PART II Classical Theory and Validity Chapter 3 Classical Test Theory Chapter 4 Validity Chapter 5 Traditional Reliability Strategies PART III Scaling Tests Chapter 6 Dimensional Scaling and Norming Chapter 7 The Normal Curve and Distributional Statistics PART IV Constructing Tests Chapter 8 Constructing Items and Exercises for Tests Chapter 9 Performance-Related Measures PART V Modern Approaches: IRT and Generalizability Theory Chapter 10 Modern Scaling with Item Response Theory Chapter 11 Modern Reliability Analysis: Generalizability Theory PART VI Analyzing Tests Chapter 12 Examining Individual Test Items and Exercises Chapter 13 Examining Whole Tests PART VII Further Testing Issues Chapter 14 Establishing Standards Chapter 15 Equivalence: Linking and Equating Chapter 16 Test Administration: Modes and Special Considerations.
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Publisher's Summary:
Modern Measurement: Theory, Principles, and Applications of Mental Appraisal presents a wide array of information on diverse but fundamental aspects of test theory and its application to practical problems in mental measurement for the advanced student and measurement professional. In general, these ideas can be classified under measurement science. The chapters build from foundations of mental assessment, beginning with a description of cognitive appraisal, moving through classical measurement theory, reliability, scaling, test and item construction, generalizability, theory, item response theory (IRT), and on to item analysis, test equating and linking, and special issues of test administration, such as computer-assisted testing and computer-adaptive testing. Written for students and teachers alike, this book is a must have for anyone who will be involved in measuring students successes. Readers will find the book written in a very accessible language that helps them understand the content. Modern Measurement by Steven J. Osterlind is a must have for students that need to understand measurement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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