Psychological Testing Manual: Basic Concepts in Psychological Testing

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Glossary of 100+ Key Terms in Alphabetical Order

Ability test Achievement test Administration

Administrator-respondent relationship

Aggregation

Aptitude test

Aptitude-by-treatment interactions (ATIs)

Acquiescence errors

Assessment

Barnum effect

Behavioral assessment

Bias

Biodata

Change-based measurement

Change-sensitive tests

Classical test theory

Cognitive ability test

Construct

Construct explication

Construction

Correlation

Correlation coefficient

Criterion-referenced test

Criticalness errors

Cross-situational consistency

Decay

Drift

Effect size

Error

Factor analysis

Formative tests

Halo errors

Idiographic assessment

Instrumentation effects

Interpretation

Interviews / ratings by others

Intelligence test

Intracategory variability

Item analysis

Law of initial values

Leniency errors

Mean

Median

Measurement

Method effect

Method variance

Mismatch

Affective

Behavioral and environmental

Cognitive

Mode

Mono-method error

Mono-operation error

Multiple operationalism

Neuropsychological test

Narrative assessment

Nomothetic

Norms

Norm-referenced test

Observational strategies

Operation

Outcome assessment

Overshadowing Performance assessment

Personality and interest tests

Physiological measures

Power

Practice effects

Precision

Pretest sensitization

Progress monitoring and outcome assessment (PMOA)

Projective devices

Psychometric properties

Purpose

Detecting change

Selection

Theory-building

Qualitative assessment

Random error

Random responding

Rater errors

Reactivity

Reliability

Alternate form

Internal consistency / Coefficient alpha

Inter-rater

Split-half

Test-retest

Reliability estimate

Response set

Response shift error

Response strategies

Response style

Scale type

Interval

Nominal

Ordinal

Ratio

Scoring

Self-report

Social desirability

Standard deviation

Standard error of estimate

Standard error of measurement

Standard score

Standardization

States

Statistics related to measurement

Structure

Summative tests

Systematic error

T-score

Table of specifications

Testing and instrumentation effects

Tests

Traits

True score

Unobtrusive measurement

Validity

Concurrent

Construct

Content

Convergent

Criterion

Discriminant

Face

Incremental

Predictive

Validity estimate

z score

For another glossary of measurement, assessment, and statistical terms, see this pdf.

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