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The Role of Constructs in Psychological and Educational Measurement

1st Edition

Edited by Henry I. Braun, Douglas N. Jackson


344 pages

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Contributors to the volume represent an international "who's who" of research scientists from the fields of psychology and measurement. It offers the insights of these leading authorities regarding cognition and personality. In particular, they address the roles of constructs and values in clarifying the theoretical and empirical work in these fields, as well as their relation to educational assessment. It is intended for professionals and students in psychology and assessment, and almost anyone doing research in cognition and personality.


"For anyone for whom tests are their business, this book has much to offer.""…the cast of writers alone should be sufficient recommendation."

The Psychology of Education Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Personality--Theory and Assessment. D.N. Jackson, The Constructs in People's Heads. W.K.B. Hofstee, The Questionnaire Construction of Personality: Pragmatics of Personality Assessment. W.H. Holtzman, Personality Theory and Assessment: Current and Timeless Issues. D.L. Paulhus, Socially Desirable Responding: The Evolution of a Construct. Part II: Intellect--Theory and Assessment. J-E. Gustaffson, Measurement From a Hierarchical Point of View. J.B. Carroll, The Five-Factor Personality Model: How Complete and Satisfactory Is It? D.F. Lohman, A. Bosma, Using Cognitive Measurement Models in the Assessment of Cognitive Styles. N. Kogan, Assessment in the Performing Arts. Part III: Validity and Values in Psychological and Educational Measurement. D.W. Fiske, Validity for What? R. Glaser, G.P. Baxter, Cognition and Construct Validity: Evidence for the Nature of Cognitive Performance in Assessment Situations. W.W. Willingham, Seeking Fair Alternatives in Construct Design. D.E. Wiley, Validity of Constructs Versus Construct Validity of Scores. Part IV: Values--Theory and Assessment. R.L. Linn, Constructs and Values in Standards-Based Assessment. M. Scriven, Assessing Six Assumptions in Assessment. A.G. Greenwald, Constructs in Student Ratings of Instructors. P.W. Jackson, Construct Validity and the Language of Inquiry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement