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Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler presents a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as psychometrics and statistics. Aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, this practical book includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools furthers the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. The Sixth Edition includes updated references and examples, new In Greater Depth boxes for deeper coverage of complex topics, and a streamlined organization for enhanced readability. 





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Leslie A. Miller, PhD, SHRM-CP, PHR, has broad experience in consulting, teaching, and researching in the area of organizational and educational assessment, measurement, and development. Currently the owner of her own consulting business, LanneM TM, LLC, she provides her clients with pragmatic and affordable talent management solutions to help them acquire, develop, and retain the talent they need to achieve desired business results. Her expertise includes designing performance improvement and management tools and knowledge tests, customizing and facilitating leadership training programs, providing assessment-based executive coaching, and designing and implementing business impact evaluation and return-on-value studies. She also spends her time as an adjunct faculty member teaching organizational behavior and psychology, research, and human resources courses at Rollins College, the University of Oklahoma, and for the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix. In addition, she chairs doctoral dissertations. Previously the vice president of leadership development and human resources at the Central Florida YMCA, she was responsible for contributing to the strategic plans of the organization by leading the association’s talent management initiatives―recruiting, developing, and retaining the association’s talent. Prior to joining the YMCA, she was employed by Wilson Learning Corporation (WLC), a performance improvement company, where she served as the director of business solutions, a senior project manager, and a business solutions consultant. In these roles, she was responsible for conceptualizing, designing, managing, and implementing traditional and technology-based assessment, measurement, and training performance improvement solutions for client organizations.

    Prior to joining WLC, Dr. Miller served as the assistant dean of admissions at Rollins College, where she was also a faculty member of the psychology, organizational behavior, and human resources programs. Before joining Rollins College, she was a senior research psychologist for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Washington, D.C. At the bureau, she designed, researched, and analyzed the results of some of our nation’s most important surveys. In her current and previous roles, she has worked with various leading organizations in the high-tech, financial, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries. The holder of a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Maryland, she has an extensive list of publications and presentations. She is a member of the APA, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

 

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"The textbook provides an excellent, psychometrically-grounded introduction to using psychological tests in a variety of practical settings."


Author: Jane L. Swanson

"I like the clear connection to the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Students can understand this professional agreement and align their learning with current practice."


Author: Elizabeth K. Gray

"Good textbook for upper-level psychology majors to learn about testing and psychometrics."


Author: Holly E. Tatum

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