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Psychometrics
An Introduction

Fourth Edition


August 2021 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In Psychometrics: An Introduction, author R. Michael Furr centers his presentation of material around a conceptual understanding of psychometric core issues, such as scales, reliability, and validity. The focus of this text is on purpose rather than procedure, the “why” rather than the “how to." By emphasizing concepts, logic, and practical applications over mathematical proofs, this book gives students an appreciation of how measurement problems can be addressed and why it is important to address them. Topics are presented accessibly using a wide variety of examples from behavioral science research so readers can see the importance of psychometric fundamentals in research. The fully-revised Fourth Edition now includes technical appendices in R software for relevant chapters, more than twice as many figures and tables to assist in the clarity of the presentation of information, and significant updates to the chapter text including edits for clarity, additional explanations of basic statistics and concepts, and new examples and references throughout.
 
Chapter 1. Psychometrics and the Importance of Psychological Measurement
 
PART I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN MEASUREMENT
 
Chapter 2. Scaling
 
Chapter 3. Differences Consistency, and The Meaning of Test Scores
 
Chapter 4. Test Dimensionality and Factor Analysis
 
PART II. RELIABILITY
 
Chapter 5. Reliability: Conceptual Basis
 
Chapter 6. Empirical Estimates of Reliability
 
Chapter 7. The Importance of Reliability
 
PART III. VALIDITY
 
Chapter 8. Validity: Conceptual Basis
 
Chapter 9. Estimating and Evaluating Convergent and Discriminant Validity Evidence
 
PART IV. THREATS TO PSYCHOMETRIC QUALITY
 
Chapter 10. Response Biases
 
Chapter 11. Test Bias
 
PART V. ADVANCED PSYCHOMETRIC APPROACHES
 
Chapter 12. Confirmatory Factor Analysis
 
Chapter 13. Generalizability Theory
 
Chapter 14. Item Response Theory and Rasch Models

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Access the student resource site for datasets and files in R for the Technical Appendices.

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ISBN: 9781071824078
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