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Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics 2ed

by Keith Coaley SAGE Publications Ltd
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Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment.

New to the Second Edition: Excellent coverage of ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus Complaint with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum More case study material or vignettes related to work/personnel selection settings Online datasets to facilitate students and rsquo; self-assessment An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics 2e is essential reading for anyone studying psychometrics and psychological assessment in Psychology, Education and Business Studies.

Chapter 1: Introduction: Individual Differences and Psychometrics
PART I: The Essential Tools of Psychological Measurement
Chapter 2: The Basic Components: Scales and Items
Chapter 3: How Assessment Measures are Made
Chapter 4: Statistics for Psychological Measurement
PART II: The Essential Characteristics of Psychological Measurement
Chapter 5: The Importance of Reliability
Chapter 6: The Significance of Validity
PART III: Theories and Applications of Measurement Techniques
Chapter 7: Theories and Measurement of Intellectual Ability
Chapter 8: Theories and Measurement of Personality Characteristics
Chapter 9: Alternative Perspectives: Theories and Measurement
PART IV: Ethical and Professional Issues
Chapter 10: Best Practice in Measurement
PART V: Practical Skills for Measurement of Individual Differences
Chapter 11: How to Make a Test or Questionnaire

'This revised edition of An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics is timely as it addresses current issues in relation to the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) and changes to the British Psychological Society (BPS) standards for competence in test use, making it an ideal text to support training and learning. There is also important recognition of recent theory and methodological development and changes in legal requirements. The author’s style of writing is friendly and fluid, neither patronising nor overly complex, presenting clear and unthreatening explanations and examples of all the key materials required to become a competent psychometric test user. Thought provoking key questions at the end of each chapter help to consolidate the learning and identify areas that require more attention.'
Dr Keith Coaley is a chartered occupational and clinical psychologist, having many years of experience as an applied psychologist, trainer and lecturer at both HE and university levels. After a first undergraduate degree, he did a second degree in psychology with the Open University before a Masteras degree at Cardiff University and another later in forensic and legal psychology at Leicester University. He was awarded his PhD for his research in stress, health and job performance at Manchester. Having extensive experience of psychological assessment in practice, he has researched and published on topics relating to the fields of psychometrics and assessment. He has experience of work in Human Resources, in consultancy and in the National Health Service and prison settings, and has worked in the UK, Ireland, the Far East and Africa.