This edition of Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences has been expanded to include the increasing interest and need for qualitative and mixed methods research designs.
The Handbook is intended for all researchers in education and the social sciences─undergraduate students to advanced doctoral students and research faculty.
Part I provides an introduction to basic quantitative research methods, including analysis and interpretation of statistical tests associated with each method. Examples of qualitative designs and mixed methods research are also included. A chapter on measurement techniques in education and the social science is provided.
Part II of the Handbook includes over a 130 instruments organized under 40 topics, extracted from the research literature. Each instrument is discussed in detail concerning its measurement characteristics used in its development. A section also includes Instruments Available through Commercial Organizations, which provide the latest sources for teacher and principal evaluation.
New to This Edition
-Enhanced chapters concerning Quantitative research methods with analysis and interpretation of research data appropriate to each statistical test.
-Detailed chapter of measurement procedures used in instrumentation development, including the appropriate application of reliability and validity tests, item analysis, and factor analysis with analysis and interpretation of research data.
-Introduction to Qualitative research design and appropriate methods, and the application of mixed methods in research design.
-Expanded section of actual research instruments available for measurement purposes in education and social science research.
-Enhanced section including Instruments Available through Commercial Organizations. This provides the latest sources for teacher and principal evaluation.
Part I Quantitative Research and Measurement, Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 1: Basic Quantitative Research and Statistical Procedures
Chapter 2: Multiple Regression Analysis (MR)
Chapter 3: Inferential Research Methods
Chapter 4: Measurement in Quantitative Research
Chapter 5: Examples of Measurement Procedures
Chapter 6: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Part II Instrument Section
Introduction to Instrument Section
Instruments Included and Reviewed
CommunicationConflictCultureDecision-MakingDogmatismEthicsHonesty/TrustInterpersonal RelationsJob CommitmentJob InvolvementJob SatisfactionLeadershipLocus of ControlMentoringMoraleMotivation/MoneyNeedsOrganizational Assessment/EffectivenessOrganizational StructureParental Involvement PoliticsPowerPrincipal EvaluationProfessional PerformanceRoleSchool BoardsSelf-ActualizationSelf-ConceptSelf-EfficacySelf-EsteemSex Roles (Gender Identification)Stress/BurnoutSupervisory/Managerial BehaviorTeacher Attitudes/BeliefsTeacher EvaluationTotal Quality Management
Instruments Available through Commercial Organizations
About the Authors