This update of the 2006 and 2000 editions reflects current thinking on psychological test validity as a unitary concept that includes the appropriateness of inferences made from tests, as well as whether tests measure what they purport to measure. Miller (organizational behavior, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; U. of Phoenix) introduces core concepts; computer-based testing; controversies over aptitude and integrity tests; and test development, administration, interpretation, and ethical use in educational, clinical, and organizational settings. The text includes guidelines for accommodating test takers with disabilities, guidelines for critiquing a test, case examples, learning activities, practice tests, test profiles, a glossary, and an open-access student study website. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Third Edition of this text offers a straight forward and clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics for students new to the field. The authors focus on relating core ideas to practical situations that students will recognize and relate to. They provide a variety of pedagogical tools that promote student understanding of the underlying concepts required to interpret and to use test scores. Primarily concerned with preparing students to become informed consumers and users of tests, the text also features a final section focusing on how tests are utilized in three important settings: education, clinical and counseling practice, and organizations.Intended Audience: This is a scholarly, informative, applicable, and appropriate undergraduate and graduate textbook ideal for introductory courses such as Psychological Testing, Psychological Tests & Measures, and Testing & Measurement in departments of psychology and education; and graduate programs in psychology, industrial / organizational psychology, and counseling.