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Essentials of Psychological Testing

Essentials of Psychological Testing by Susana Urbina
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An excellent primer on the key concepts of psychometrics

Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles ofpsychometrics, supplies the information needed to understand andevaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporaryreference works in the field. It is the only book to provide such athorough and up-to-date overview of psychometrics in an engaging,accessible format.

As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this bookoffers an overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts andtechniques that provides the foundation necessary forknowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself"questions that help to gauge and reinforce readers' grasp of theinformation covered.

Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, theirhistorical development, and their uses, Essentials of PsychologicalTesting also covers the statistical procedures most frequently usedin testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation,reliability, validity, and test item considerations, as well asguidelines for test selection, administration, scoring, andreporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new tothe field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or asa reference for seasoned clinicians, Essentials of PsychologicalTesting is an invaluable resource on the fundamentals of thisevolving area of practice.
Wiley; Read online
Title: Essentials of Psychological Testing
Author: Susana Urbina
 
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ISBNs
0471679011
9780471419785
9780471679011
9781118045657
9781118048115