Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment by Ronald K. Hambleton (Editor), Peter F. Merenda (Editor), Charles D. Spielberger (Editor)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (October 13, 2004) | ISBN-10: 0805830251 | PDF | 27,2 Mb | 392 pages
Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment critically examines and advances new methods and practices for adapting tests for cross-cultural assessment and research. The International Test Commission (ITC) guidelines for test adaptation and conceptual and methodological issues in test adaptation are described in detail, and questions of ethics and concern for validity of test scores in cross-cultural contexts are carefully examined. Advances in test translation and adaptation methodology, including statistical identification of flawed test items, establishing equivalence of different language versions of a test, and methodologies for comparing tests in multiple languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The book also focuses on adapting ability, achievement, and personality tests for cross-cultural assessment in educational, industrial, and clinical settings.