Validity in Educational and Psychological Assessment
- Paul Newton - Institute of Education, UK
- Stuart Shaw - Cambridge Assessment
Assessment | Developmental Psychology (General) | Educational Psychology
Communicating complicated concepts straightforwardly, the authors answer questions like:
- What does 'validity' mean?
- What does it mean to 'validate'?
- How many different kinds of validity are there?
- When does validation begin and end?
- Is reliability a part of validity, or distinct from it?
This book will be of interest to anyone with a professional or academic interest in evaluating the quality of educational or psychological assessments, measurements and diagnoses.
An excellent book which is well written and provides the reader with detailed and informed examples of the application from theory to practice.
This is an excellent and thought provoking text regarding the topic of validity. It explores the topic through history to the current day, in a logical format.
The references to other works give the reader the opportunity to research further if they wish.
This is an essential book for one of the courses I am involved with and I will recommend it for others.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: The Genesis of Validity: Mid-1800s–1951