How to select psychometric tests
- Is the social physique anxiety scale really multidimensional? Conceptual and statistical... Martin, Kathleen A.; Rejeski, W. Jack // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Dec1997, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p359
Presents a study which challenges the position that the Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) is a multidimensional rather than an undimensional measure. Methodology used for the study; Results of the study; Recommendation that researchers of social physique anxiety begin to use the nine-item...
- Aptitude-achievement discrepancy scores: Accuracy in analysis misdirected. Barnett, David W.; Macmann, Gregg M. // School Psychology Review;1992, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p494
Reports that discrepancy scores is one of the most misinterpreted targets of psychological measurement or psychometric issues. Guidelines for psychological test interpretation; Reanalysis of research findings within the context of standards for interpretation; Options for training, practice...
- Thoughts During Awake Times in Older Good and Poor Sleepers--The Self-Statement Test:60+. Fichten, Catherine S.; Libman, Eva; Creti, Laura; Amsel, Rhonda; Tagalakis, Vicki; Brender, William // Cognitive Therapy & Research;Feb98, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1
In a previous investigation we showed that thoughts experienced during periods of nocturnal wakefulness contribute to understanding the insomnia complaint. We also demonstrated the problems with open-ended thought listings, such as low thought frequencies, large standard deviations, loss of...
- The measures of mind. Matthews, Robert J. // Mind;Apr94, Vol. 103 Issue 410, p131
Discusses propositions and measurements concerning the mind. Theory of numerical measurement; Application of measurement theory to propositional attitude predicates; Representation problem of the homomorphic image; Uniqueness problem.
- Note on reliability and validity of change scores. Williams, Richard H.; Zimmerman, Donald W. // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Jun96, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p785
Examines the reliability and validity of change scores as a psychometric measure. Equation of change score.
- Relation between number of subjects and homogeneity of the scale in factor analytic studies. Ahmed, S.M.S.; Michon, Andre // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Dec97 Part 2, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p1168
Presents a study which describes a factor analysis of a psychometric scale which is affected by the homogeneity of the scale. What results show; Purpose of the study; Method used to conduct the study.
- What makes a valid board certification exam? // Pharmacy Today;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p52
The article reports that the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) rely on psychometrics to ensure the validity and reliability of BPS in the U.S.
- Gary D. Gottfredson's and John L. Holland's position classification inventory (form HS). Austin, James T. // Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling & Development (American C;Oct93, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p206
Evaluates the Position Classification Inventory (PCI). Usefulness of the instrument; Need for additional evidence; PCI as used for the assessment of jobs and occupations using Holland's hexagonal theory of careers; Description; Eighty-four items of the PCI; Potential usefulness for researchers...
- Seductive software leaves psychology tests null and void. Kiernan, Vincent // New Scientist;05/10/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2081, p5
Looks at the warning made by the American Psychological Association on the amount of meaningless statistical data used in the field of psychology. Statistical software packages' allowing of users to use impractical tests; Need for psychologists to return to simpler statistical tests.
- Human nature. Murray, Bridget // Psychology Today;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p96
Presents a series of statistics from mental health to baby boomers. Percentage of people in US to develop a mental disorder during their lifetime according to National Mental Health Association (NMHA); Percentage of US eighth graders threatened with a weapon in school, according to University...