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Psychometrics
An Introduction

Third Edition (International Student Edition)


February 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

In Psychometrics: An Introduction, R. Michael Furr centres his presentation of material around a conceptual understanding of psychometric issues, such as validity and reliability, and on purpose rather than procedure, the “why” rather than the “how to."  By emphasizing concepts over mathematical proofs and by focusing on practical significance, this book assists students in appreciating not just how measurement problems can be addressed, but why it is important to address them.

Key features:

  • Presents information in a clear, easy-to-read, conversational style
  • Highlights practical applications
  • Offers an up-to-date treatment of topics in psychometrics
  • Introduces statistical procedures in the context of their use rather than in a separate chapter

 

 
Chapter 1: Psychometrics and the Importance of Psychological Measurement
 
PART I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN MEASUREMENT
 
Chapter 2: Scaling
 
Chapter 3: Individual Differences and Correlations
 
Chapter 4: Test Dimensionality and Factor Analysis
 
PART II. RELIABILITY
 
Chapter 5: Reliability: Conceptual Basis
 
Chapter 6: Empirical Estimates of Reliability
 
Chapter 7: The Importance of Reliability
 
PART III. VALIDITY
 
Chapter 8: Validity: Conceptual Basis
 
Chapter 9: Estimating and Evaluating Convergent and Discriminant Validity Evidence
 
PART IV. THREATS TO PSYCHOMETRIC QUALITY
 
Chapter 10: Response Biases
 
Chapter 11: Test Bias
 
PART V. ADVANCED PSYCHOMETRIC APPROACHES
 
Chapter 12: Confirmatory Factor Analysis
 
Chapter 13: Generalizability Theory
 
Chapter 14: Item Response Theory and Rasch Models
 
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