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Exercises in Psychological Testing, 2nd Edition

By Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, George C. Thornton, Brian Hurd, Margaret E. Condon

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 15, 2008

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Provides hands-on experience in many aspects of the testing process, including administering and scoring tests, test construction, norming, and exploration of reliability and validity.


This exercise manual can be used as a stand-alone item in a laboratory-based course or as a supplement to any standard textbook in psychological testing and assessment. The topics covered are those most commonly taught in this course and most familiar and interesting to students. Several tests are employed in various exercises so students can follow them through aspects of development.

Table of Contents

I.          Background Exercises

Exercise 1  Coding and Basic Statistical Procedures........................................................................... 1

Exercise 2  Ethical Issues in Testing: A Case Study Analysis............................................................. 13

 

II.         Test Administration and Scoring Exercises

Exercise 3  Administering and Scoring of the Individual General Ability Test (IGAT) ........................ 19

Exercise 4  Administering and Scoring a Group General Ability Test (GGAT) .................................. 55

Exercise 5  Administering and Scoring a Projective Personality Test (PPT) ...................................... 67

Exercise 6  Administering and Scoring an In-Basket Test (IBT) ....................................................... 97

Exercise 7  Observation and Assessment of Behavior in the Field (FOA) ....................................... 123

Exercise 8  Administering and Scoring a Physical Ability Test (PHT) .............................................. 137

Exercise 9  Administering and Scoring a Role Playing Exercise (RPE) ............................................ 151

Exercise 10  Administering and Scoring an Interview Assessment Scale (IAS) ............................... 167

  III.       Test Development Exercises

Exercise 11   Building an Achievement Test: The Psychology Achievement Test (PAT) .................. 181

Exercise 12   Empirical Construction of Scales: The Academic Orientation Test (AOT) .................. 193

Exercise 13   Revision of a Test through Item Analyses................................................................... 223

Exercise 14   Building a Faking Scale: The Social Desirability Response Scale (SDR) .................... 241

 

IV.       Test Validity and Reliability Exercises

Exercise 15   Predictive Validity..................................................................................................... 251

Exercise 16   Adverse Impact Analysis.......................................................................................... 265

Exercise 17   Internal Consistency of the GGAT............................................................................. 281

 

 


Appendices

A         Informed Consent Form Template (and Sample IRB Application Form).............................. 297

B          Universal Demographic Sheet ........................................................................................... 303

C          Correlation Data Sheet .................................................................................................... 305

D          Step-By-Step Computation for Student’s t........................................................................ 309


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