Publication Year: 2006,
""I used McIntire and Miller's book on testing in my research course two years ago. Students loved this book for its clarity and personality. It is hard to imagine how the authors could have improved on the first edition. Nevertheless, this new edition of the Foundations of Psychological Testing is better than any of its competitors. The authors should be congratulated for making a topic that has been formidable to students in the past much more accessible to today's students."" -- Douglas Herrmann, Emeritus Professor, "Indiana State University;" Director of Research, "Practical Memory Institute" The Second Edition of Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach is a scholarly, yet pragmatic and easy to understand text for students new to the field of psychological testing. Using an engaging, conversational format, authors Sandra A. McIntire and Leslie A. Miller aim to prepare students to be informed consumers--as test users or test takers--not to teach students to administer or interpret individual psychological tests.New to the Second Edition: Incorporates new content: This edition includes a new chapter on computerized testing and is updated throughout to reflect new research, tests, and examples.
Offers new learning strategies: To further promote student comprehension, new and enhanced learning aids include a "blueprint" of text material, "In the News" and "On the Web" boxes, "Test Spotlights," and an "Engaging in the Learning Process" section at the end of each chapter with learning activities, study tips, and practice test questions. Encourages instruction through conversation: In response to students' requests to simplify complex concepts, the authors use an easy-to-read, conversational style. This format clearly and concisely communicates the basics of psychological testing and relates these basics to practical situations that students can recognize and embrace. Instructor's Resources on CD! Instructor Resources on CD are available to qualified adopters of Foundations of Psychological Testing, Second Edition. These resources include chapter outlines, discussion questions, teaching tips, review questions, and much more!Intended Audience: This is an ideal introductory textbook for undergraduate courses such as Psychological Testing, Psychological Tests & Measures, and Testing & Measurement in the departments of Psychology and Education.show more