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Psychometric Testing. Critical Perspectives. BPS Textbooks in Psychology

  • ID: 4398475
  • Book
  • 326 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Psychometric Testing offers an in–depth examination of the strengths and limitations psychometric testing, with coverage of diverse methods of test development and application.

  • A state–of–the–art exploration of the contemporary field of psychometric testing, bringing together the latest theory and evidence–based practice from 21 global experts
  • Explores a variety of topics related to the field, including test construction, use and applications in human resources and training, assessment and verification of training courses, and consulting
  • Includes applications for clinical psychology, performance psychology, and sport and exercise psychology across a range of professions (research, teaching, coaching, consulting, and advising)
  • Acknowledges the dynamic nature of the field and identifies future directions in need of more research, including Internet and smart phone testing
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About the Editor ix

About the Authors xi

Foreword xvii
John Rust

Preface xixBarry Cripps

Acknowledgements xxi

Part I History, Theory and Utility 1

Chapter 1 The History of Psychometrics 3Craig Knight

Chapter 2 Ride the Horse Around the Course: Triangulating Nomothetic and Idiographic Approaches to Personality Assessment 15Barry Cripps

Chapter 3 A Very Good Question? 29Peter Saville and Rab McIver

Chapter 4 Big Data and Predictive Analytics: Opportunity or Threat to the Future of Tests and Testing 43Eugene Burke

Chapter 5 The Practical Application of Test User Knowledge and Skills 65Gerry Duggan

Chapter 6 The Utility of Psychometric Tests for Small Organisations 77Paul Barrett

Part II Applications and Contexts 85

Chapter 7 HR Applications of Psychometrics 87Rob Bailey

Chapter 8 Defining and Assessing Leadership Talent: A Multi–layered Approach 113Caroline Curtis

Chapter 9 Psychometrics: The Evaluation and Development of Team Performance 129Stephen Benton

Chapter 10 Psychometrics in Sport: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 145Dave Collins and Andrew Cruickshank

Chapter 11 Using Psychometrics to Make Management Selection Decisions: A Practitioner Journey 157Hugh McCredie

Chapter 12 Psychometrics in Clinical Settings 175Hamilton Fairfax

Part III Best–Practice Considerations 185

Chapter 13 The Use and Misuse of Psychometrics in Clinical Settings 187Susan van Scoyoc

Chapter 14 Measuring the Dark Side 197Adrian Furnham

Chapter 15 Projective Measures and Occupational Assessment 213Christopher Ridgeway

Chapter 16 Testing across Cultures: Translation, Adaptation and Indigenous Test Development 221Lina Daouk–Öyry and Pia Zeinoun

Chapter 17 Personality Testing in the Workplace: Can Internet Business Disruption Erode the Influence of Psychology Ethics? 235Earon Kavanagh

Chapter 18 A Practitioner′s Viewpoint: Limitations and Assumptions Implicit in Assessment 251Jay Roseveare

Chapter 19 When Profit Comes In the Door, Does Science Go Out the Window? 263Robert Forde

Part IV Psychometrics and the Future 267

Chapter 20 The Future of Psychometric Testing 269Robert McHenry

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Barry Cripps
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