Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics an international bestseller. He provides an overview of the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Second Edition includes more opportunities to practice, and end-of-chapter sections that apply the material to everyday concerns regarding the assessment of behavior.
"It is extremely readable even with all the technical information. People who may have little confidence in their ability to comprehend this difficult subject matter are hooked by the conversational approach of the author." -- Justina D. Pedante 20111027 "My students say over and over again how useful this text was and that they will keep the book as a reference instead of selling it at the end of the semester!" -- Janet A. Boberg 20111027 "The real-world examples and journal article citations presented within each chapter are very useful. I like having the references and the ability to share the full article with students. I find the use of humor throughout the book as a key component. Very serious topics (which can sometimes produce anxiety in students) are approached in a humorous manner that prevents students from becoming anxious as they start the material." -- Susan L. Churchill 20111027 "[Salkind's] writing style and graphics are the keys to the successful delivery of some very difficult subject matter to some students with little or no prior knowledge of testing and measurement." -- Brady K. LeVrier 20111027 "The slight balance of technical material with non technical explanations and examples." -- H Lawrence Jones, EdD
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 17th January 2012
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.726