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Scale construction and psychometrics for social and personality psychology /
R. Michael Furr.
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Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2011.
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153 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0857024043 (hbk.), 9780857024046 (hbk.)
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imprint
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2011.
isbn
0857024043 (hbk.)
9780857024046 (hbk.)
abstract
Psychometrics and measurement are important for all aspects of psychological research and especially so in social and personality psychology. --
Social/personality research is often grounded in effective measurement, but poor measurement can and does compromise the meaningfulness of psychological research. This volume is intended to raise awareness and understanding of issues that will further enhance the generally good conduct and interpretation of research in social and personality psychology. --
This text will be perfect for all advanced students and researchers in social and personality psychology using psychometrics or measurement as part of their studies or research. --Book Jacket.
This volume provides conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social and personality research. It covers basic principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use, and interpretation of research results in the context of psychological measurement. It explains fundamental concepts and methods related to dimensionality, reliability, and validity. In addition, it provides relatively nontechnical introductions to special topics and advanced psychometric perspectives such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Generalizability Theory, and Item Response Theory. --
catalogue key
8275430
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-147) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
R. Michael Furr is Associate Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University.
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Main Description
This volume provides conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social/personality research. It covers basic principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use, and interpretation of research results in the context of psychological measurement. It explains fundamental concepts and methods related to dimensionality, reliability, and validity. In addition, it provides relatively non-technical introductions to special topics and advanced psychometric perspectives such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Generalizability Theory, and Item Response Theory.
Main Description
Psychometrics and measurement are important for all aspects of psychological research and especially so in social/personality psychology. This volume provides conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social and personality research. It covers basic principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use and interpretation of research results in the context of psychological measurement. It explains fundamental concepts and methods related to dimensionality, reliability, and validity. In addition, it provides relatively non-technical introductions to special topics and advanced psychometric perspectives such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Generalizability Theory, and Item Response Theory. Social/personality research is often grounded in effective measurement, but poor measurement can and does compromise the meaningfulness of psychological research. This volume is intended to raise awareness and understanding of issues that will enhance even further the generally good conduct and interpretation of research in social and personality psychology. This text will be perfect for all advanced students and researchers in social and personality psychology using psychometrics or measurement as part of their studies or research.
Main Description
The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research. Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.
Main Description
Providing conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social/personality research, this guide covers basic principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use, and interpretation of research results in the context of psychological measurement. It explains fundamental concepts and methods related to dimensionality, reliability, and validity. In addition, it provides relatively non-technical introductions to special topics and advanced psychometric perspectives such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Generalizability Theory, and Item Response Theory.The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research.Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.
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Providing conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social/personality research, this guide covers principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use, and interpretation of research results.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This library provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research.
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Providing conceptual and practical foundations in scale construction and psychometrics for producers and consumers of social/personality research, this guide covers basic principles, practices, and processes in scale construction, scale evaluation, scale use, and interpretation of research results in the context of psychological measurement. It explains fundamental concepts and methods related to dimensionality, reliability, and validity. In addition, it provides relatively non-technical introductions to special topics and advanced psychometric perspectives such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Generalizability Theory, and Item Response Theory. The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research. Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Core Principles, Best Practices and an Overview of Scale Constructionp. 4
Response Formats and Item Writingp. 16
Evaluating Psychometric Properties: Dimensionality and Reliabilityp. 25
Evaluating Psychometric Properties: Validityp. 52
Threats to Psychometric Qualityp. 67
Difference Scoresp. 77
Confirmatory Factor Analysisp. 91
Generalizability Theoryp. 110
Item Response Theoryp. 126
Referencesp. 143
Indexp. 149
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