Psychological Testing and Assessment presents students with a solid grounding in psychometrics and the world of testing and assessment. The book distinguishes itself through its logical organisation, readable text, and many pedagogical aids, such as the “Meet an Assessment Professional” feature in every chapter which highlights the works of people such as Dr. Stephen Finn, architect of therapeutic assessment. Now in its eighth edition, this text has consistently won enthusiastic reviews not only for its balance of breadth and depth of coverage, but for content that brings a human face to the assessment enterprise.
I chose this rating because I am a psychology major going for my Master’s Degree in Psychology. This textbook is very informative, and easy to understand. Their close-up sections give great examples of the covered information sections. It also a great glossary of terms in the back for definitions with page numbers following definitions so you can read more about the term without having to search through the book or chapter for the concept. Even though, by this time in your course work you think you are done with statistics, it does gives you a refresher section on statistics for scoring assessment tools. I recommend this textbook for any graduate student studying Testing and Measurement, and Assessment.
This textbook was well put together and easy to follow. It does take time to read each chapter because it is pretty in-depth, so start early or be prepared to spend a good amount of time on your assignments.
According to my Psych professor, this book is the best one available for information on Testing and Assessment (she is a very reliable source because she works in the field of testing and assessment). I found this book to be informative and actually, quite interesting.
Product Details :
- Hardcover: 752 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 8 edition (July 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0078035309
- ISBN-13: 978-0078035302
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 1.3 inches