Exercises in Psychological Testing (2e) : 9780205609895

Exercises in Psychological Testing (2e)

Condon & Hollis-Sawyer
 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780205609895
ISBN 10
 
0205609899
Published
 
15/09/2008
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
320
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book + Disk
$130.99
 
 
 
Description
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Provides hands-on experience in many aspects of the testing process, including administering and scoring tests, test construction, norming, and exploration of reliability and validity.


This exercise manual can be used as a stand-alone item in a laboratory-based course or as a supplement to any standard textbook in psychological testing and assessment. The topics covered are those most commonly taught in this course and most familiar and interesting to students. Several tests are employed in various exercises so students can follow them through aspects of development.

Table of contents

I.          Background Exercises

Exercise 1  Coding and Basic Statistical Procedures........................................................................... 1

Exercise 2  Ethical Issues in Testing: A Case Study Analysis............................................................. 13

 

II.         Test Administration and Scoring Exercises

Exercise 3  Administering and Scoring of the Individual General Ability Test (IGAT) ........................ 19

Exercise 4  Administering and Scoring a Group General Ability Test (GGAT) .................................. 55

Exercise 5  Administering and Scoring a Projective Personality Test (PPT) ...................................... 67

Exercise 6  Administering and Scoring an In-Basket Test (IBT) ....................................................... 97

Exercise 7  Observation and Assessment of Behavior in the Field (FOA) ....................................... 123

Exercise 8  Administering and Scoring a Physical Ability Test (PHT) .............................................. 137

Exercise 9  Administering and Scoring a Role Playing Exercise (RPE) ............................................ 151

Exercise 10  Administering and Scoring an Interview Assessment Scale (IAS) ............................... 167

  III.       Test Development Exercises

Exercise 11   Building an Achievement Test: The Psychology Achievement Test (PAT) .................. 181

Exercise 12   Empirical Construction of Scales: The Academic Orientation Test (AOT) .................. 193

Exercise 13   Revision of a Test through Item Analyses................................................................... 223

Exercise 14   Building a Faking Scale: The Social Desirability Response Scale (SDR) .................... 241

 

IV.       Test Validity and Reliability Exercises

Exercise 15   Predictive Validity..................................................................................................... 251

Exercise 16   Adverse Impact Analysis.......................................................................................... 265

Exercise 17   Internal Consistency of the GGAT............................................................................. 281

 

 


Appendices

A         Informed Consent Form Template (and Sample IRB Application Form).............................. 297

B          Universal Demographic Sheet ........................................................................................... 303

C          Correlation Data Sheet .................................................................................................... 305

D          Step-By-Step Computation for Student’s t........................................................................ 309


New to this edition
This new edition:

·    provides a much more comprehensive coverage of major testing concepts and current "real world" practices (e.g., interviewing, field conversation, physical ability testing) through applied, fun, and easy-to-understand exercises, reflecting extensive feedback from both instructors and students in testing and measurement lab courses over the years;

·    shows extensive revision of old exercises and the addition of many new exercises to better serve the learning needs of today's college student interested in testing issues and the associated skills to be learned for later application (graduate school, career, etc.); 

·    is better designed to be more flexible and "user friendly" for instructors who have different emphases in their approach to psychological testing, and can be adapted to courses that differ in length and topic focus (e.g., workplace testing);

·    offers improved, easy-to-follow testing exercises reflecting specific test development, administration and/or standardization processes, with an added flexibility of more CD-Rom sample data sets and associated data tables for relevant exercises;

·    provides revised templates for charts and tables necessary to better conduct the exercises and lists of materials needed for each exercise, allowing the instructor to more easily focus on content rather than procedural preparation as well as better optimize student learning; and

·       offers better guidance in steps for conducting statistical analyses either by computer or through manual calculation, with the added feature of more sample data sets on accompanying CD-Rom.

Features & benefits
  • Each exercise includes a brief introduction, including essential information to understand the purpose of the exercise, and essay questions, which give students a chance to reflect on their own data and relate it to theoretical concepts.
  • Tasks are presented in a step-by-step format that leads students through the process, and all needed materials are listed at the beginning of each exercise.
  • Designed for courses emphasizing a survey of different types of tests and those focusing on test development.
  • All forms necessary for completing the exercises are included in template form for easy copying.
  • An extensive Instructor's Manual helps instructors assign these exercises in class, offers general outlines for lab instruction, and correlates the coverage with standard textbooks in the field.
  • Statistical appendices at the end of the manual provide step-by-step directions for producing the more complicated statistics used in the exercises, freeing the instructor from spending class time reviewing the computational steps.