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Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences - by Deborah L. Bandalos (Hardcover)

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Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material.
Number of Pages: 661
Genre: Social Science, Medical, Psychology
Series Title: Methodology in the Social Sciences
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Guilford Pubn
Author: Deborah L. Bandalos
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2018
TCIN: 53010566
UPC: 9781462532131
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-7848
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