Summary: A Conceptual Introduction To Psychometrics | 9789024415694 | Gideon J Mellenbergh

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  • 1 introduction

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  • of what components does the definition for a psychological test consist?

    • instrument of measurement
    • measures persons maximum or typical performance
    • performance is assumed to reflect one or more latent attributes.
  • what defines a maximum performance test?


    • You have to solve a problem e.g., ‘finish: 2 5 11 23 ...’
    • Response is (partly) correct or incorrect
  • what defines a typical performance test?


    • You respond to a task in the way that is typical for you, e.g., ‘do you like parties? Yes/No’
    • There is no right or wrong response 
  • how do we call the smallest possible subtest of a test?

    an item
  • how do we call the concept that is equal to the number of latent variables/attributes which effect test performance?

    dimensionality of the test
  • in which two categories can maximum performance tests be divided, and what are the differences?

    • ability tests; You measure a skill which is not explicitly taught or trained
    • achievement tests; You measure a skill which is explicitly taught and/or trained
  • which type of typical performance tests are there?

    • personality tests
    • interest inventories
    • attitude questionnaires 
  • which type of test taking situations are there and what distinguishes them?

    • Self-performance mode; test-taker is evaluated, maximum performance test most often.
    • Self-evaluation mode; test-taker is evaluated, most often typical performance test
    • Other-evaluation mode; test-taker is evaluating someone else.
  • 2 developing maximum performance tests

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  • which essential elements of test development are there?


    1) The construct of interest
    2) The measurement mode
    3) The objective
    4) The population
    5) The conceptual framework
    6) The response mode
    7) The administration mode
  • different modes can be used to measure the construct, which different modes are there, and what distinguishes them?


    • Self-performance mode; test taker is asked to perform a task
    • Self-evaluation mode; test taker is asked to evaluate his ability to perform the task
    • Other-evaluation mode; test taker evaluates someone else's ability to perform the task
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