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Applied Psychometry

First Edition


September 2009 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Applied Psychometry is a core textbook on the theory and practice of psychometry for undergraduate, post-graduate, and research students of Behavioural and Social Sciences. It is designed to help students in their study of the following papers: 
•B.A. Programme Psychology (Core): Psychological Assessment.
•B.A. Honours Psychology (Core): Research Method and Psychological Testing.
•M.A. Psychology: Research Methodology.
•PhD: Quantitative Methods.
•B.Ed / M.Ed./ B.P.Ed/ M.P.Ed/ MHROD/MBA(HR).

This textbook is also a valuable reference material for practising human resource managers.  

Applied Psychometry is unique in that it serves a dual purpose. While discussing various aspects of psychometry from an applied perspective, it also takes into account the matching  theoretical  orientation.  The  important  features  of  the  book include: 
•Current issues and debates and their implications on the theory and practice of psychometry.
•An active teaching–learning interface with many examples and activities. 
•Chapters on multivariate techniques like factor analysis, its applications and real data treatment.
•Construction and standardisation of scales and tests for measurement.
•An Instructor's Manual to facilitate its use and effectiveness in an institutional set-up.

This book discusses the application of psychometry in educational, organisational, clinical and developmental settings, among others. It equips its readers with the knowledge of the latest developments in the field and offers guiding solutions to a set of selected research problems. 

 
 
Gregory S Kolt
Foreword
 
Preface
 
PART I: MEASUREMENT IN MODERN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
 
Basics of Measurement Theory
 
Errors in Measurement
 
Speed Test vs. Power Test
 
Criterion for Parallel Tests
 
PART II: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
 
Introduction to Psychological Testing
 
Test Construction
 
Item Analysis
 
Scoring of Tests and Problems of Scoring
 
Reliability
 
Validity
 
Norms
 
PART III: APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
 
Applications of Psychological Testing in Educational Setting
 
Applications of Psychological Testing in Counselling and Guidance
 
Applications of Psychological Testing in Clinical Settings
 
Applications of Psychological Testing in Organizational Setting
 
PART IV: ETHICAL ISSUES
 
Ethical Issues in Psychological Testing
 
PART V: FACTOR ANALYSIS
 
Basics of Factor Analysis
 
Extraction of Factors by Centroid Method
 
Applications of Factor Analysis
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Applied Psychometry is a core text book on the theory and practice of psychometry for undergraduate, post-graduate, and research students of behavioral and social sciences. It is designed to help students in their study it is also a valuable reference material for practicing human resource managers while discussing various aspects of psychometry from an applied perspective. It also takes into account the matching theoretical orientation.

National Institute of Personnel Management

This book explains the ‘beautiful, fascinating, and attractive’ subject of psychometry…It can help a wider variety of students, researchers and consultants. The area of psychometry is taught traditionally to students of psychology and education. Widening the scope of such a book makes research in social sciences scientific and generalizable. It would be of immense use to students specializing in marketing, organizational behaviour, human resources management and other multi-disciplinary research areas.

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