Tests Measurement for People Who Think They Hate Tests Measurement

Tests   Measurement for People Who  Think They  Hate Tests   Measurement Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781506368368
Year 2017-04-08
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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Using his signature, conversational writing style and straightforward presentation, Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement guides readers through an overview of categories of tests, 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 Third Edition includes a new chapter on item response theory, new sections on neuropsychological testing, new cartoons, and additional end-of-chapter exercises. Free online resources accompany the text to make teaching easier and provide students with the practice tools they need to master the material.

Tests Measurement for People Who Think They Hate Tests Measurement

Tests   Measurement for People Who  Think They  Hate Tests   Measurement Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781452289830
Year 2012-01-17
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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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.

Tests Measurement for People Who Think They Hate Tests Measurement

Tests   Measurement for People Who  Think They  Hate Tests   Measurement Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781412989756
Year 2012-01-17
Pages 399
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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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.

Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who  Think They  Hate Statistics Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781506333854
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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The Sixth Edition of Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics promises to ease student anxiety around an often intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach. Salkind guides students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. New to this edition is an introduction to working with large data sets.

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781412916110
Year 2007
Pages 1136
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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The Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics presents state-of-the-art information and ready-to-use facts from the fields of measurement and statistics in an unintimidating style. The ideas and tools contained in these pages are approachable and can be invaluable for understanding our very technical world and the increasing flow of information. Although there are references that cover statistics and assessment in depth, none provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and accessible a manner as the three volumes of this Encyclopedia. Through approximately 500 contributions, experts provide an overview and an explanation of the major topics in these two areas.

Harlem on Our Minds

Harlem on Our Minds Author Valerie Kinloch
ISBN-10 9780807750230
Year 2010
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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This text investigates the literate identities and practices of urban youth in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, with a focus on New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The author takes a participatory action approach to define and engage with new directions in youth literacies in socially constructed spaces (i.e., classrooms, gentrifying communities). The author examines connections between race and place by discussing how Harlem youth, teachers, longtime black residents, and new white residents to the area view their role within the gentrification process, with quotes from community members and stakeholders. The active response of youth, via critical literacy/storytelling, in both traditional (print) and multimodal (digital video, etc) forms is investigated, honored, and thoughtfully considered for powerful implications for in-service teaching practice, educational policy, and teacher education. Vignettes, photos, and quotes from students and community members are included throughout.

Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement

Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement Author Delbert C. Miller
ISBN-10 0761920463
Year 2002-01-16
Pages 786
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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"If a student researcher had only one handbook on their bookshelf, Miller and Salkind’s Handbook would certainly have to be it. With the updated material, the addition of the section on ethical issues (which is so well done that I’m recommending it to the departmental representative to the university IRB), and a new Part 4 on "Qualitative Methods", the new Handbook is an indispensable resource for researchers." Dan Cover, Department of Sociology, Furman University The book considered a "necessity" by many social science researchers and their students has been revised and updated while retaining the features that made it so useful. The emphasis in this new edition is on the tools with which graduate students and more advanced researchers need to become familiar as well as be able to use in order to conduct high quality research.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781412916882
Year 2008
Pages 1081
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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The field of educational psychology draws from a variety of diverse disciplines including human development across the life span, measurement and statistics, learning and motivation, and teaching. And within these different disciplines, many other fields are featured including psychology, anthropology, education, sociology, public health, school psychology, counseling, history, and philosophy. In fact, when taught at the college or university level, educational psychology is an ambitious course that undertakes the presentation of many different topics all tied together by the theme of how the individual can best function in an "educational" setting, loosely defined as anything from pre-school through adult education. Educational psychology can be defined as the application of what we know about learning and motivation, development, and measurement and statistics to educational settings (both school- and community-based).

Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending Author Joel Alan Dvoskin
ISBN-10 9780195384642
Year 2012
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Over the past three decades, the American criminal justice system has become unapologetically punitive. High rates of incarceration and frequent use of long-term segregation have become commonplace, with little concern for evidence that such practices make the public safer - and as the editors of this groundbreaking volume assert, they do not. Bringing together experts in the fields of social science, forensic psychology and criminal justice, Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending addresses what truly works in reducing violent offending. Promoting an approach to correctional policy grounded in an evidence-based and nuanced understanding of human behavior, leading authorities from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain offer specific and practical strategies for improving the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Beginning by covering the history and scope of violent crime and incarceration in the U.S., this pioneering volume offers clear and practical recommendations for implementing approaches focused on behavioral change of even the most particular offender groups, such as juvenile offenders, sexual offenders, and offenders with mental illnesses. The authors argue for a more scientifically informed justice system, one where offenders-through correctional approaches such as community-based treatments and cognitive behavioral interventions-can be expected to learn the skills they will need to succeed in avoiding crime upon release. Authors also highlight methods for overcoming system inertia in order to implement these recommendations. Drawing on the science of human behavior to inform correctional practice, this book is an invaluable resource for policymakers, practitioners, mental health and criminal justice professionals, and anyone interested in the science behind the policies surrounding criminal punishment.

How Many Subjects

How Many Subjects Author Helena Chmura Kraemer
ISBN-10 0803929498
Year 1987-09-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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How Many Subjects? is a practical guide to sample size calculations and general principles of cost-effective research. It introduces a simple technique of statistical power analysis which allows researchers to compute approximate sample sizes and power for a wide variety of research designs. Because the same technique is used with only slight modifications for different statistical tests, researchers can easily compare the sample sizes required by different designs and tests to make cost-effective decisions in planning a study. These comparisons, emphasized throughout the book, demonstrate important principles of design, measurement and analysis that are rarely discussed in courses or textbooks.

Assessing Performance

Assessing Performance Author Robert L. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781593859893
Year 2009
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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A comprehensive resource for assessment practitioners, this book provides step-by-step guidance for developing, administering, scoring, and validating a range of performance tasks, including literacy and other types of proficiency assessments. The authors explore how to establish the purpose of the assessment and how to develop scoring tools, train raters, reduce rater bias, review scores and report results, and use item-level and test-level analyses to optimize reliability and validity. Clearly written and well organized, the book includes many practical examples and accessible explanations of concepts and statistical procedures. It encompasses the breadth of applications of performance assessment today, from educational testing and the credentialing of professionals to research and program evaluation. User-friendly features include: *Checklists of activities to complete at each stage of a performance assessment *End-of-chapter questions to facilitate self-study *Annotated suggestions for further reading *A quick-reference glossary of terms *Examples drawn from multiple educational and professional licensure contexts

Traction

Traction Author Gino Wickman
ISBN-10 1936661829
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too. For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.

The Black white Test Score Gap

The Black white Test Score Gap Author Christopher Jencks
ISBN-10 0815746091
Year 1998
Pages 523
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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The book offers a comprehensive look at the factors that contribute to the test score gap and discusses options for substantially reducing it. Jencks and Phillips argue that eliminating the disparity would dramatically reduce economic and educational inequality between blacks and whites. Indeed, they think closing the gap would do more to promote racial equality than any strategy now under serious discussion.

Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who  Think They  Hate Statistics Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781483374109
Year 2016-02-16
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.

Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework

Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework Author Kay Burke
ISBN-10 1935249754
Year 2011
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree
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RTI and formative assessment have the potential to positively impact student achievement. When formative assessment is coupled with RTI, teachers can catch students before they fall too far behind the standards and their peers. Formative assessment is not only an important component of effective instruction within the RTI framework; it is a key feature of instructional design. Linking the results of formative assessment to instructional change can enhance learning and influence student success in school. This book is intended for teachers and administrators who want to better understand the basics of RTI and its connection to formative assessment. It provides educators with ample information and ideas that will help them base their instructional decisions on the results of effective formative assessment practices. Whether experienced or inexperienced in the use of formative assessment and data collection and analysis, readers will find useful tips and strategies that will advance their knowledge and understanding toward the goal of increasing student achievement. Using Formative Assessment in the RTI Framework provides teachers and administrators with information, tools, and techniques that they can use to adjust instruction and increase levels of student understanding and achievement.