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
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.
Useful as background for any usability studies for multimedia or computer games projects looking at user affect.
Offers a clearly written useful conceptual framework for the understanding of what can feel, for many, like a complex topic
A very interesting text that offers an introductory approach to the subject area. The text is easy to navigate and has an almost step by step methodology to it.
Excellent book, the students enjoyed the easy to reda layout
An excellent thorough book on the area
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 8: Theories and Measurement of Personality Characteristics