3900Chp1 - Computers as tools Other tools Who, What and...

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Chapter 1: Psychological Testing and Assessment What a Test Is Measurement device Designed to do what? What does it allow? Narrow focus Tests Psychological Tests Overt Covert Categories of Psychological Tests Ability Tests Achievement Aptitude Intelligence Personality Tests Structured Projective Testing and Assessment WHAT IS IT?? (not a rhetorical question) Testing and Assessment Defined Testing: refers to all possible uses, applications, and underlying concepts of psychological tests. Assessment: any systematic method of obtaining evidence from tests, exams, and surveys to draw inferences about characteristics of people, objects, or programs for a specific purpose. The Tools of Psychological Assessment The portfolio Case history data Behavioral observation
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Unformatted text preview: Computers as tools Other tools Who, What and Why? Who Are the Parties? The test developer The test user The test taker Society at large What Types of Settings Are Assessments Conducted in and Why? Educational settings Counseling settings Clinical settings Business settings Other settings Evaluating the Quality of Tests What is a Good Test? Reliability Validity Other settings Reference Sources for Test Information Test catalogues Test manuals Journal articles Online and CD-Rom databases Other sources Reference Sources for Test Information Test manuals Journal articles Online and CD-ROM databases Other sources...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 3900 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Valdosta State University .

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