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psychometrics

[¦sī·kə¦me·triks]
(psychology)
The mathematical and statistical treatment of psychological data.
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1991), the Indiana Court of Appeals succinctly summarized the limitations of psychometrics, saying that the MMPI is used "not as a primary source of information but instead as a means of confirming or challenging clinical impressions previously gained through direct contact with the patient.
The answer lies in the hallowed halls of Cambridge University, or, to be more exact, in the Psychometrics Centre, which is a non-teaching department of the university.
The book is for new and experienced practitioners using psychometric tests, as well as students in psychology, psychometrics, business, and human resources management.
While not all companies will be able to make such a direct financial link between use of psychometrics in recruitment and training, most will be able to use psychometrics to improve how they allocate their budgets by identifying where skills gaps are.
Sixty per cent of organisations use psychometrics to help them recruit new staff, according to the CIPD recruitment, retention and development survey 2006.
Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, where he taught psychometrics, conducted personal research and was principal researcher on commercial projects.
Their topics include psychometrics and game-based assessment, issues in simulation-based assessment, considerations in selecting appropriate formats for assessments, using technology-enhanced processes to generate test items in multiple languages, validity and automated scoring, increasing the accessibility of assessments through technology, testing technology and its effects of test security, diagnostic assessment: methods for reliably measuring multidimensional abilities, and using prizes to facilitate change in educational assessment.
The book begins with an overview of the ideas of six major pioneers in classical psychometrics, then reviews modern psychiatric classification systems used in the US and Europe (DSM-IV, and ICD-10), and overviews the ideas of major thinkers in modern psychometrics.
They cover problem-solving, physical properties and texture of food, fluid flow, heat transfer, thermal processing, refrigeration systems, psychometrics, drying and dehydration, and energy use.
com - a noted author and expert in the field of applying psychometrics to the workplace.
This introductory textbook is for students new to the field of psychological testing, with no prior background in statistics and psychometrics.
Editor Passmore, a psychologist and coach in England, gathers psychometrics researchers and practitioners to describe psychometrics instruments and their use in business and occupational coaching.