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An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics (2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics (2nd Revised edition)

By: Keith Coaley (author)Hardback

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In An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, 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: Includes occupational and educational settings Covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus Case study material related to work selection settings End of chapter self-assessments to facilitate students' progress Compliant with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

About Author

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 Master's 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.


Chapter 1: Introduction: Individual Differences and PsychometricsPART I: The Essential Tools of Psychological MeasurementChapter 2: The Basic Components: Scales and ItemsChapter 3: How Assessment Measures are MadeChapter 4: Statistics for Psychological MeasurementPART II: The Essential Characteristics of Psychological MeasurementChapter 5: The Importance of ReliabilityChapter 6: The Significance of ValidityPART III: Theories and Applications of Measurement TechniquesChapter 7: Theories and Measurement of Intellectual AbilityChapter 8: Theories and Measurement of Personality CharacteristicsChapter 9: Alternative Perspectives: Theories and MeasurementPART IV: Ethical and Professional IssuesChapter 10: Best Practice in MeasurementPART V: Practical Skills for Measurement of Individual DifferencesChapter 11: How to Make a Test or Questionnaire

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446267141
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781446267141
  • ISBN10: 1446267148
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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