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100 1  Markus, Keith,|eauthor. 
245 10 Frontiers of Test Validity Theory /|cMarkus, Keith. 
250    1st edition. 
264  1 |bRoutledge,|c2013. 
300    1 online resource (342 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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520    This book examines test validity in the behavioral, social,
       and educational sciences by exploring three fundamental 
       problems: measurement, causation and meaning. Psychometric
       and philosophical perspectives receive attention along 
       with unresolved issues. The authors explore how 
       measurement is conceived from both the classical and 
       modern perspectives. The importance of understanding the 
       underlying concepts as well as the practical challenges of
       test construction and use receive emphasis throughout. The
       book summarizes the current state of the test validity 
       theory field. Necessary background on test theory and 
       statistics is presented as a conceptual overview where 
       needed. Each chapter begins with an overview of key 
       material reviewed in previous chapters, concludes with a 
       list of suggested readings, and features boxes with 
       examples that connect theory to practice. These examples 
       reflect actual situations that occurred in psychology, 
       education, and other disciplines in the US and around the 
       globe, bringing theory to life. Critical thinking 
       questions related to the boxed material engage and 
       challenge readers. A few examples include: What is the 
       difference between intelligence and IQ? Can people 
       disagree on issues of value but agree on issues of test 
       validity? Is it possible to ask the same question in two 
       different languages? The first part of the book contrasts 
       theories of measurement as applied to the validity of 
       behavioral science measures. The next part considers 
       causal theories of measurement in relation to alternatives
       such as behavior domain sampling, and then unpacks the 
       causal approach in terms of alternative theories of 
       causation. The final section explores the meaning and 
       interpretation of test scores as it applies to test 
       validity. Each set of chapters opens with a review of the 
       key theories and literature and concludes with a review of
       related open questions in test validity theory. 
       Researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in
       test validity or developing tests appreciate the book's 
       cutting edge review of test validity. The book also serves
       as a supplement in graduate or advanced undergraduate 
       courses on test validity, psychometrics, testing or 
       measurement taught in psychology, education, sociology, 
       social work, political science, business, criminal justice
       and other fields. The book does not assume a background in
542    |fCopyright  Routledge 2013|g2013 
550    Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
650  0 Mathematics. 
650  0 Science. 
650  7 Mathematics.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01012163 
650  7 Science.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01108176 
700 1  Borsboom, Denny,|eauthor. 
710 2  Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company. 
990    O'Reilly|bO'Reilly Online Learning: Academic/Public 
       Library Edition|c2021-08-20|yKB provider name change|5OH1 
990    ProQuest Safari|bO'Reilly Online Learning: Academic/Public
       Library Edition|c2020-11-20|yAdded to collection 
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