Scale Construction and Psychometrics for Social and Personality Psychology
- Mike Furr - Wake Forest University, USA
The SAGE Library in Social and Personality Psychology Methods provides students and researchers with an understanding of the methods and techniques essential to conducting cutting-edge research.
Each volume within the Library explains a specific topic and has been written by an active scholar (or scholars) with expertise in that particular methodological domain. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, the volumes are clear and accessible for all readers. In each volume, a topic is introduced, applications are discussed, and readers are led step by step through worked examples. In addition, advice about how to interpret and prepare results for publication are presented.
The book contained the main basic steps with suficient details, when considering scale construction and psychometrics. The content is accessible to graduate students.
I highly recommended this book to my MSc class in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology. While it is not as comprehensive as some treatments of the topic, it provides a terrific entry into the issues involved in designing self-report questionnaires. My students tend to come from outside the psychological sciences, and are therefore the perfect audience for this text.
The course is cancelled due to low enrollment.
This book is less developed than I was hoping. For example, the author does not show the effects of measurement error on standard analyses. The chapter on IRT is too elementary for my class.
Course limitations prevent inclusion of this. Considered for a psychometrics course, but need more detail for that course.
This is an excellent review of the issues in scale construction with solid chapters on CFA and G-Theory which were very useful. I will be recommending this text to Research Methods students on my course.
very useful for those conducting research and wishing to design their own scales. May not be relevant to many students, but a great sit on the shelf text for researchers and PhD students alike.
I use as a complement book to the course for Ph.D. psychology students. But this is an excellent book for people who have an understanding of scale construction.
An excellent book. Exactly what I was looking for in terms of a book to support my teaching of psychometrics. The content of the book closely follows the structure of my module. I will strongly advise students to purchase this.