Principles and applications of educational and psychological testing

Fogarty, Gerard J. (1999) Principles and applications of educational and psychological testing. In: Adult educational psychology. Social Science Press (Thomson Learning), Sydney, Australia, pp. 375-408. ISBN 1876033215


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[Abstract]: The main aim of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the concept
of testing and to the principles that underpin the practice of educational and
psychological testing. The first part of this chapter is devoted to that aim. A
second aim of the chapter is to examine applications of testing under the
headings of educational, industrial, and clinical. Examples will be
introduced from the author's own work to illustrate various applications. A
final aim is to discuss some of the issues and controversies that surround the
theory and practice of testing. By the end of the chapter, the reader should
have an understanding of the techniques used in test validation and should
be familiar with some of the main applications of educational and
psychological tests.

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Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. The correct APA citation for this paper is: Fogarty, G. (1999). Principles and applications of educational and psychological testing. In J. Athanasou (Ed.), Adult educational psychology (pp. 375-408). Sydney: Social Science Press. ISBN 1876033215.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:32
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational testing, psychological testing, principles, applications, issues
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment

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