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.
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 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