Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues

Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, and legal settings. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzoa€™s engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. A multitude of test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest, while Technical Example boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Offering independent and comparable scores for both intelligence and achievement in the same test is a major advantage. ... The KABC-II and its counterpart the KTEA-II are well constructed and psychometrically sound. ... Validity data reported in the original KABC test manual has received considerable attention.

Title:Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues
Author:Robert Kaplan, Dennis Saccuzzo
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-05-01


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