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100 1 Markus, Keith,|eauthor.
245 10 Frontiers of Test Validity Theory /|cMarkus, Keith.
250 1st edition.
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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
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700 1 Borsboom, Denny,|eauthor.
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