An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics
- Keith Coaley - Chartered Occupational and Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
Educational Research Methods | Psychometrics | Test & Measurement
New to the Second Edition:
- Includes occupational and educational settings
- Covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus
- Case study material related to work selection settings
- End of chapter self-assessments to facilitate students’ progress
- Compliant with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum
Good balance between the discussion of the technical contents with the practical issues raised in the day to day professional practice. Good scientific knowledge allied with practical applicability.
Appropriate level for my course. Now having used it for 9 weeks, I am not sure I will re-adopt. The personality chapters are out of date, and I wish the text had ancillary materials.
This is an essential book for Psychology students. It provides an clear vision and implications of validity and reliability concepts, determinant issues for psychological research and assessment.
A clear and useful guide for students undertaking quantitive and qualititative research
This well-structured and clear book offers jargon-free explanations of psychometric testing and test design which would be useful for students, both in understanding psychometric principles and in designing their own research materials.
a useful text to introduce specialist teachers to psychological assessment.
Very helpful for students
The reward of reading this book is that the author transmits the huge diversity and application of psychological assessment and psychometrics. In an ever increasingly competitive job market this is an excellent publication enabling the reader to understand selection and recruitment.
Students take 60 credits in Psychology. This text book will provide very useful guidance in Psychological Measurement. It is clearly written and well laid out.
Reviewed work contains the basic information with which students should familiarize themselves during their studies in psychology. Students are often reluctant referring to methodological subjects, especially to statistics and psychometrics. In the opinion of the author of this manual understanding of the basic idea of psychometrics does not require in-depth knowledge of mathematics, and it depends primarily on overcoming the notion that psychometrics is difficult for the average student of psychology.. The aim, therefore, of the author is such presentation of psychometrics, to facilitate this task. The author tried in an possibly accessible way to present various issues in order to facilitate their understanding. He reached this goal not only by the appropriate presentation of the material, but also due to its selection. Resignation of discussing complex issues in no way recognized the usefulness of the manual. It was conceived as a source of basic information in the field of psychometrics and psychological assessments, but it can also serve as a guide in conducting psychometric analyzes by all interested this topic. Due to the universality of the discussed issues, as well as non-technical method of presentation of basic issues it can be successfully be used by psychology students and professionals in other fields such as Human Resources Management.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 8: Theories and Measurement of Personality Characteristics