Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506368360

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Using his signature, conversational writing style and straightforward presentation, Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement guides readers through an overview of categories of tests, the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Third Edition includes a new chapter on item response theory, new sections on neuropsychological testing, new cartoons, and additional end-of-chapter exercises. Free online resources accompany the text to make teaching easier and provide students with the practice tools they need to master the material.

Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412989752

Category: Education

Page: 399

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Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics an international bestseller. He provides an overview of the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Second Edition includes more opportunities to practice, and end-of-chapter sections that apply the material to everyday concerns regarding the assessment of behavior.

Tests & Measurement for People who (think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412913638

Category: Psychology

Page: 371

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In this text, author Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that has made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller. Tests & Measurement For People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement provides an overview of the many different facets of testing including the design and use of tests and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. This engaging text introduces students to advanced issues and explains why those topics are important.

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506333850

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The Sixth Edition of Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics promises to ease student anxiety around an often intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach. Salkind guides students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. New to this edition is an introduction to working with large data sets.

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Using Microsoft Excel 2016

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483374106

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.

Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences

Author: Deborah L. Bandalos

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 661

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Which types of validity evidence should be considered when determining whether a scale is appropriate for a given measurement situation? What about reliability evidence? Using clear explanations illustrated by examples from across the social and behavioral sciences, this engaging text prepares students to make effective decisions about the selection, administration, scoring, interpretation, and development of measurement instruments. Coverage includes the essential measurement topics of scale development, item writing and analysis, and reliability and validity, as well as more advanced topics such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory, diagnostic classification models, test bias and fairness, standard setting, and equating. End-of-chapter exercises (with answers) emphasize both computations and conceptual understanding to encourage readers to think critically about the material.

A Conceptual History of Psychology

Exploring the Tangled Web

Author: John D. Greenwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316368467

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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In the new edition of this original and penetrating book, John D. Greenwood provides an in-depth analysis of the subtle conceptual continuities and discontinuities that inform the history of psychology from the speculations of the Ancient Greeks to contemporary cognitive psychology. He also demonstrates the fashion in which different conceptions of human and animal psychology and behavior have become associated and disassociated over the centuries. Moving easily among psychology, history of science, physiology, and philosophy, Greenwood provides a critically challenging account of the development of psychology as a science. He relates the remarkable stories of the intellectual pioneers of modern psychology, while exploring the social and political milieu in which they operated, and dispels many of the myths of the history of psychology, based upon the best historical scholarship of recent decades. This is an impressive overview that will appeal to scholars and graduate students of the history of psychology.

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1776

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"Comprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results. It covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research; it addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences; it provides summaries of advantages and disadvantages of often-used strategies; and it uses hundreds of sample tables, figures, and equations based on real-life cases."--Publisher's description.

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916119

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics presents state-of-the-art information and ready-to-use facts from the fields of measurement and statistics in an unintimidating style. The ideas and tools contained in these pages are approachable and can be invaluable for understanding our very technical world and the increasing flow of information. Although there are references that cover statistics and assessment in depth, none provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and accessible a manner as the three volumes of this Encyclopedia. Through approximately 500 contributions, experts provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

A Practical Approach

Author: Leslie A. Miller,Robert L. Lovler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483369277

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

Counseling Children

Author: Donna A. Henderson,Charles L. Thompson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445287

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. Donna Henderson and Charles Thompson's text is unparalleled in its translation of theory into practice. This easy-to-read guide includes useful strategies and case studies to provide students with a realistic look at the counseling field. To further prepare readers for their professional work, the ninth edition includes 2014 ACA ethical standards, best practice guidelines for typical and atypical children's problems, and fresh ideas that facilitate understanding of the world of the child. Expanded coverage of children who have special concerns and of family interventions provides readers with effective ways to deliver interventions across multiple settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to Beat Procrastination in the Digital Age

Author: Linda Sapadin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983676607

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Whether you're a Perfectionist, a Dreamer, a Worrier, a Crisis-Maker, a Defier, a Pleaser or a combination thereof, this book is your roadmap to success. Psychologist and success coach, Dr. Linda Sapadin, has created 6 unique change programs for 6 personality styles. Each change program provides a wealth of information that you cannot find anywhere else.No need for a personality makeover.No need to become like someone else. Each program is designed to respect your personality style so that you can develop the upgraded, enhanced version of you! Take the "Six Styles of Procrastination Quiz." Then delve into the program designed for you. Discover what fuels your procrastination. Learn empowering thinking skills, persuasive language mastery, effective action strategies, creative guided imagery, and innovative to-do assignments. Two bonus chapters on "Making Change Happen," and a Coda on "How Technology Can Boost Your Productivity" complete the program. Stop regretting how you spend your time. You deserve better; you can do better. The skills, strategies and secrets in this book will enhance your career, enrich your relationships, empower your confidence and expand your well-being. Wow, what a payoff!

Psychological Testing in Everyday Life

History, Science, and Practice

Author: Karen B. Goldfinger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148331930X

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Psychological Testing in Everyday Life explores how psychological testing is used in real-life settings to make the study of psychometrics interesting, relevant, and highly accessible. Author Karen B. Goldfinger examines a broad range of carefully selected topics to capture student interest, encourage critical thinking, and spark class discussions. Organized in the form of an applied casebook, each chapter presents the complex issues that arise when using psychological tests in a variety of settings, providing an in-depth view of psychological testing practices, historically and in the present. This unique text will support students in becoming thoughtful, informed consumers and providers of psychological assessment.

How Many Subjects?

Statistical Power Analysis in Research

Author: Helena Chmura Kraemer,Christine Blasey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483319555

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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With increased emphasis on helping readers understand the context in which power calculations are done, this Second Edition of How Many Subjects? by Helena Chmura Kraemer and Christine Blasey introduces a simple technique of statistical power analysis that allows researchers to compute approximate sample sizes and power for a wide range of research designs. Because the same technique is used with only slight modifications for different statistical tests, researchers can then easily compare the sample sizes required by different designs and tests to make cost-effective decisions in planning a study. These comparisons demonstrate important principles of design, measurement, and analysis that are rarely discussed in courses or textbooks, making this book a valuable instructional resource as well as a must-have guide for frequent reference.

Why Don't Students Like School?

A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730454

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1978

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Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal

Reaching Out

Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-actualization

Author: David W. Johnson,Dr David H Johnson, MD

Publisher: Pearson Educacion

ISBN: 9780133347401

Category: Interpersonal communication

Page: 416

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Now in its Eleventh Edition, Dr. David H. Johnson's best-selling book, Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization, remains the most comprehensive, practical, and applied book available on interpersonal skills. Its language remains engaging and accessible, aiding the content to come alive for its readers and has continued to keep pace with the latest theories, sources of interpersonal communication, and research in the field of psychological knowledge on how to build and maintain relationships. As it has done for decades now, Johnson's preeminent work will guide and prepare all types of students for a myriad of occupations, helping them to develop and refine their own level of interpersonal skills in a unique and engaging manner.

Researching Real-World Problems

A Guide to Methods of Inquiry

Author: Zina O'Leary

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203611

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is the perfect book for any student new to Research Methods. It is brilliantly written, witty, and always easy to understand. Taking as her starting point the need for students to conduct research for themselves in the `real world', Zina O'Leary guides those new to research through the whys and how-tos of the entire research process. Always student-focused, this book offers a hands on and practical guide to the research process from the initial process of coming up with a good question, via methods of gathering information, through to the writing process itself. Researching Real-World Problems: - Makes the entire research process a meaningful experience - Provides a jargon-busting hands-on guide to the entire research process - Is illustrated throughout with real-life examples - Speaks directly to the needs of the new researcher - Locates the researcher and research process at heart of a complex web of social structures - Provides via the Companion Website link above, PowerPoint slides that cover all 12 chapters of the book. They can be printed out as separate transparencies or used in PowerPoint based lectures. They would also be suitable for applications in e-learning/ web-based teaching. O'Leary draws her examples from the full range of the Social Sciences, and this is the perfect text for any student in Health, Education or Applied Social Science.

Measuring Up

Author: Daniel M Koretz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039726

Category: Education

Page: 353

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Measuring Up demystifies educational testing - from MCAS to SAT to WAIS. Bringing statistical terms down to earth, Koretz takes readers through the most fundamental issues that arise in educational testing and shows how they apply to some of the most controversial issues in education today, from high-stakes testing to special education.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy

Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love

Author: Maureen Connolly,Vicky Giouroukakis

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621636

Category: Education

Page: 160

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As a teacher, what you want most is for your students to learn—to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and leave your classroom better prepared for school and life. In English language arts and humanities, this includes developing the multifaceted reading, writing, thinking, and communication skills that constitute next generation literacy, including the ability to * Read complex text independently * Develop strong content knowledge through reading, writing, listening, and speaking * Tailor communication in response to different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines * Comprehend text as well as critique it * Value evidence in arguments they read, hear, or develop * Use technology strategically and capably * Understand perspectives and cultures that differ from their own But as a teacher, you also know how much is riding on THOSE TESTS—achievement tests from the national assessment consortia, the SAT and ACT, and independent state assessments. Is it possible to help students succeed on mandated tests without sacrificing your values, your creativity, and their education? Yes, it is possible. This book shows you how. This not a test-prep book. It is not about “drill and kill” practices that narrow learning so that students will pass an exam. Instead, authors Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis present a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning. After a comparative analysis of how current ELA assessments measure literacy, they model a backward design-based process for using these test items as a tool to create engaging and effective instruction. With 6 sample lessons, 42 instructional techniques, and tips for differentiation, this practical resource will empower you to help the students you love become capable, literate individuals who are also well-prepared to ace high-stakes tests.

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning

Author: Myron H. Dembo,Helena Seli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317531957

Category: Education

Page: 372

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Combining theory, research, and applications, this popular text guides college students on how to become self-regulated learners. Students gain knowledge about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills. The focus is on relevant information and features to help students to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, to master and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then to complete self-regulation studies that teach a process for improving their academic behavior. A framework organized around motivation, methods of learning, time management, control of the physical and social environment, and monitoring performance makes it easy for students to recognize what they need to do to become academically more successful. Pedagogical features include Exercises, Follow-Up Activities, Student Reflections, Chapter-end Reviews, Key Points, and a Glossary. New in the Fifth Edition Discussion of the importance of sleep in learning and memory Revised and updated chapter on self-regulation of emotions Current research on impact of students’ use of technology including digital learning platforms and tools, social media, and online learning Updated Companion Website resources for students and instructors