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PSYC 6315 Tests and Measurement: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 6315 Course Readings


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Anastasi, A. (1985). Psychological testing: Basic concepts and common misconceptions. In A. M. Rogers & C. J. Scheirer (Eds.), The G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series (Vol. 5, pp.87-120). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Anastasi, A. (1986). Evolving concepts of test validation. Annual Review of Psychology37(1), 1–15.

Baker, F. (2001). The basics of item response theory. Eric Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation. College Park, MD: University of Maryland.

Blanton, H. & Jaccard, J. (2006) Arbitrary metrics in psychology. American Psychologist, 61(1), 27–41.

Buchanan, T., Ali, T., Heffernan, T., Ling, J., Parrot, A. Rodgers, J. Scholey, A. (2005) Nonequivalence of on-line and paper-and-pencil psychological tests: The case of the prospective memory questionnaire. Behavior Research Methods, 37(1), 148–154.

Cohen, J. (1990). Things I have learned (so far). American Psychologist, 45(12), 1304-1312.

Cortina, J.M. (1993). What is coefficient alpha? An examination of theory and applications. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(1), 98-104.

Embretson, S. E. (2004). The Second Century of Ability Testing: Some Predicitions and Speculations. Measurement, 2(1), 1-32.

Gibbons, R., Weiss, D., Kupfer, D., Frank, E., Fagiolini, A., Grochocinski, V., Bhaumik, D., Stover, A., Bock, R. & Immekus, J. (2008). Using computerized adaptive testing to reduce the burden of mental health assessment. Psychiatric Services, 59(4), 361–368.

Grove, W. M. (2005). Clinical vs. statistical prediction: The contribution of Paul E. Meehl. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61(10), 1233-1243.

Hunsley, J., & Meyer, G. J. (2003). The Incremental Validity of Psychological Testing and Assessment: Conceptual, Methodological, and Statistical Issues. Psychological Assessment, 15(4), 446-455.

Lissitz, R.W, & Green, S.B, (1975), Effect of the number of scale points on reliability: A Monte Carlo approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 60(1), 10-13.

Meyer, G. J., Finn, S. E., Eyde, L. D., Kay, G. G., Moreland, K. L., Dies, R. R., Eisman, E. J., Kubiszyn, T. W., & Read, G. M. (2001). Psychological testing and psychological assessment: A review of evidence and issues. American Psychologist, 56(2), 128–165.

Naglieri, J. A., Drasgow, F., Schmit, M., Handler, L., Prifitera, A., Margolis, A., & Velasquez, R. (2004). Psychological Testing on the Internet: New Problems, Old Issues. American Psychologist, 59(3), 150-162.

Reckase, M. D. (1996). Test construction in the 1990s: Recent approaches every psychologist should know. Psychological Assessment, 8(4), 354-359.

Reise, S. P. & Waller, N. G. (2009). Item Response Theory and Clinical Measurement. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 5, 27–48.

Sackett, P. R, Borneman, M. J., & Connelly, B. S. (2008). High stakes testing in higher education and employment: Appraising the evidence for validity and fairness. American Psychologist, 63(4), 215–227.

Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1996). Measurement error in psychological research: Lessons from 26 research scenarios. Psychological Methods, 1(2), 199-223.

Schwarz, N. & Oyserman, D. (2001). Asking questions about behavior: Cognition, communication, and questionnaire construction. American Journal of Evaluation, 22(2), 127–160.

Shrout, P. E., & Fleiss, J. L. (1979). Intraclass correlations: Uses in assessing rater reliability. Psychological Bulletin, 86(2), 420-428.

Thissen, D., Steinberg, L. & Gerrard, M. (1986). Beyond group mean differences: The concept of item bias. Psychological Bulletin, 99(1), 118-128.

Thurstone, L. L. (1925). A method of scaling psychological and educational tests. Journal Of Educational Psychology,16(7), 433-451.

Wanous, J. P., & Hudy, M. J. (2001). Single-item reliability: A replication and extension. Organizational Research Methods, 4(4), 361-375.

Whitely, S. E. (1983). Construct validity: Construct representation versus nomothetic span. Psychological Bulletin, 93(1), 179–197.

Wiggins, J. S., & Pincus, A. L. (1992). Personality structure and assessment. Annual Review of Psychology, 43, 473–504.

Young, F. W. (1984). Scaling. Annual Review of Psychology35(1), 55–81.

Other Readings

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