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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
This book develops an intuitive understanding of IRT principles through the use of graphical displays and analogies to familiar psychological principles. It surveys contemporary IRT models, estimation methods, and computer programs. Polytomous IRT models are given central coverage since many psychological tests use rating scales. Ideal for clinical,... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Mastering the Semi-Structured Interview and Beyond offers an in-depth and captivating step-by-step guide to the use of semi-structured interviews in qualitative research. By tracing the life of an actual research project-an exploration of a school district's effort over 40 years to address racial equality-as a consistent example threaded... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 99.95
Most behavioral scientists know two important concepts -- how to analyze continuous data from randomly assigned treatment groups of subjects and how to assess practice effects for a single group of subjects given a constant treatment at each of several stages of practice. However, except in the case of the repeated measures Latin square design, researchers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
Presenting the proceedings of a conference held at Syracuse University in honor of S.S. Stevens, a pioneer in the scaling of sensory magnitudes and the originator of the method of magnitude estimation, this volume brings together the work of 20 authorities on the procedures of ratio scaling. These experts--psychophysicists, physiologists, and theoreticians--offer... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99
An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95
Devising tests that evaluate a nation?s educational standing and implement efficacious educational reforms requires a careful balance among the contributions of technology, psychometrics, test design, and the learning sciences. Unlike other forms of adaptive testing, multistage testing (MST) is highly suitable for testing educational achievement because... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
This volume deals with a number of related issues that are becoming increasingly crucial for English studies during this time when most faculty in the field are assistant professors approaching tenure review or associate professors seeking promotion. These critical issues focus on: * The diversity of research and scholarly publication in composition... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
There has been a flurry of writing about teachers as inquirers and researchers as well as books about children as inquirers. This volume brings these two areas together -- teachers and students are inquiring at Ridgeway Elementary School. It demonstrates the importance of thought collectives as forums for student and teacher learning. The children... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95
Starting from the preliminaries through live examples, the author tells the story about what a sample intends to communicate to a reader about the unknowable aggregate in a real situation. The story develops its own logic and a motivation for the reader to put up with, herein follows. Various intellectual approaches are set forth, in as lucid a manner... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
Originally published in 1926, the first part of this book attempted to formulate a theory of ability in the light of recent experimental results of the time. It discusses the nature of intelligence and the problem of special abilities, and includes a study of some typical forms of genius. The second part gives an account of a three years? experimental... more...