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Adapting educational and psychological tests for by Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D.

By Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D. Spielberger

Dapting academic and mental checks for Cross-Cultural evaluation severely examines and advances new equipment and practices for adapting checks for cross-cultural evaluate and learn. The foreign try out fee (ITC) instructions for try out version and conceptual and methodological concerns in attempt model are defined intimately, and questions of ethics and main issue for validity of attempt ratings in cross-cultural contexts are conscientiously tested. Advances in try out translation and edition method, together with statistical identity of improper attempt goods, developing equivalence of alternative language types of a try, and methodologies for evaluating checks in a number of languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The e-book additionally makes a speciality of adapting skill, success, and character checks for cross-cultural overview in academic, commercial, and medical settings.This ebook furthers the ITC's undertaking of stimulating examine on well timed issues linked to review. It presents a very good source for classes in psychometric tools, try building, and academic and/or mental review, trying out, and size. Written by means of across the world identified students in psychometric tools and cross-cultural psychology, the gathering of chapters must also offer crucial info for educators and psychologists all in favour of cross-cultural evaluate, in addition to scholars desiring to such careers.

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Woodcock and Munoz-Sandoval (1993) provided an example of test score linking of cross-language tests using IRT. See also subsequent chapters in the book. 7. 7 Test developers/publishers should apply appropriate statistical techniques to (a) establish the equivalence of the language versions of the test, and (b) identify problematic components or as­ pects of the test that may be inadequate in one or more of the in­ tended populations. Rationale/Explanation. Statistical techniques provide useful information for assessing the equivalence of tests developed in more than one language (van de Vijver & Leung, 1997, 2000; van de Vijver & Tanzer, 1997; see also subsequent chapters in the book).

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