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The New Rules of Measurement

What Every Psychologist and Educator Should Know, 1st Edition

Edited by Susan E. Embretson, Scott L. Hershberger

Psychology Press

263 pages

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In this volume prominent scholars from both psychology and education describe how these new rules of measurement work and how they differ from the old rules. Several contributors have been involved in the recent construction or revision of a major test, while others are well-known for their theoretical contributions to measurement. The goal is to provide an integrated yet comprehensive reference source concerned with contemporary issues and approaches in testing and measurement.


"Embretson and Hershberger have marshaled an impressive platoon of IRT and measurement experts whose chapters spark the imagination and challenge the ranks of measurement educators to do more than they have….It will remind you why you became interested in psychological measurement in the first place….this is overall a thoughtful and thought-provoking book."

Personnel Psychology

Table of Contents

Contents: S.E. Embretson, S.L. Hershberger, Preface. S.E. Embretson, Issues in the Measurement of Cognitive Abilities. R.M. Thorndike, IRT and Intelligence Testing: Past, Present, and Future. M.H. Daniel, Behind the Scenes: Using New Measurement Methods on DAS and KAIT. B.D. Wright, Fundamental Measurement for Psychology. R.W. Woodcock, What Can Rasch-Based Scores Convey About a Person's Test Performance? G.A. Marcoulides, Generalizability Theory: Picking Up Where the Rasch IRT Model Leaves Off? S.L. Hershberger, Introduction to Personality Measurement. J.E. Exner, Jr., The Rorschach: Measurement Concepts and Issues of Validity. N.G. Waller, Searching for Structure in the MMPI. S.P. Reise, Personality Measurement Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of IRT. S.E. Embretson, S.L. Hershberger, Summary and Future of Psychometric Methods in Testing.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Research & Methodology