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Grounded in present wisdom perform, this ebook presents up to date insurance of psychometric idea, equipment, and interpretation of effects. crucial themes comprise size and statistical recommendations, scaling versions, try out layout and improvement, reliability, validity, issue research, merchandise reaction idea, and generalizability concept. additionally addressed are norming and try out equating, issues no longer often lined in conventional psychometrics texts. Examples drawn from a dataset on intelligence trying out are used through the publication, elucidating the assumptions underlying specific tools and offering SPSS (or substitute) syntax for carrying out analyses. The better half site offers datasets for all examples in addition to PowerPoints of figures and key thoughts. Pedagogical beneficial properties comprise equation containers with English translations of all statistical notation and end-of-chapter glossaries. The Appendix bargains extensions of the topical chapters with instance resource code from SAS, SPSS, IRTPRO, BILOG-MG, PARSCALE, TESTFACT, and DIMTEST.

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