Extended Reading

The following list of journal articles and books provide extended reading on topics covered in chapter 27 in the second edition. Please note that journal articles are free to access, whereas book extracts (denoted by methods.sagepub.com URLs) require your university to have a subscription to SAGE Research Methods.

Robinson Kurpius, S. E., & Stafford, M. E. (2006). Testing and measurement: A user friendly guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
This book is straightforward and clear and covers the development, uses, and evaluation of tests in education and psychology. The use of humor, cartoons, and common examples are likely to make the book appealing to practitioners.

Salkind, N. J. (Ed.). (2007). Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
A highly relevant set of topics for researchers interested in learning more about measurement and related topics. Just about every topic touched on in my short entry and many more related ones are expanded upon in the encyclopedia. Researchers can learn about many different types of assessments (ability, aptitude, and personality), specific tests, and how these tests and others might be assessed (i.e., reliability and validity).