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Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment by Ronald K. Hambleton
Book DescriptionAdapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The book also focuses on adapting ability, achievement, and personality tests for cross-cultural assessment in educational, industrial, and clinical settings. This book furthers the ITC's mission of stimulating research on timely topics associated with assessment. It provides an excellent resource for courses in psychometric methods, test construction, and educational and/or psychological assessment, testing, and measurement. Written by internationally known scholars in psychometric methods and cross-cultural psychology, the collection of chapters should also provide essential information for educators and psychologists involved in cross-cultural assessment, as well as students aspiring to such careers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805861761
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ronald K. Hambleton
Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment, Hardback (June 2004)
Critically examines the dos and don'ts in adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research, as well as the major theoretical and methodological issues in the adaptation of educational and psychological tests.
Fundamentals of Item Response Theory, Paperback (July 1991)» View all books by Ronald K. Hambleton
By using familiar concepts from classical measurement methods and basic statistics, this book introduces the basics of item response theory (IRT) and explains the applications of IRT methods to problems in test construction, identification of potentially biased test items and test equating.
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