This accessible book outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment and provides case studies to illustrate their application, making this an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. The book covers the nature of assessment, basic components, how tests are made, underlying statistics, reliability and validity, assessment of intelligence, abilities and personality, non-psychometric approaches, as well as ethical and professional issues and modern developments. A final chapter explains how readers can construct their own tests. Wide-ranging case studies demonstrate the variety of contexts in which assessment is conducted. The author’s clarity of writing and use of practical examples throughout helps students apply these methods in practice with confidence as part of their studies on an array of courses.

How to Make Your Own Test or Questionnaire

How to make your own test or questionnaire

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter you should be able to set about constructing your own test or questionnaire measure.

What is This Chapter about?

In Chapters 2 and 3 of this book (if you can remember that far back) we learned about how publishers make tests. Here we are going to walk the well-trampled path of trying to make one of our own. Not that it is necessarily a good idea – it's a long and arduous route and we have no certainty of getting there in the end. There is much work involved in developing any measure, but undertaking it will give you a better understanding of tests and ...

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