Adapting educational and psychological tests for by Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D.

By Ronald K. Hambleton, Peter F. Merenda, Charles D. Spielberger

Dapting academic and mental exams for Cross-Cultural evaluation seriously examines and advances new equipment and practices for adapting exams for cross-cultural overview and study. The foreign try fee (ITC) directions for try out model and conceptual and methodological matters in try out version are defined intimately, and questions of ethics and difficulty for validity of try rankings in cross-cultural contexts are rigorously tested. Advances in attempt translation and version technique, together with statistical identity of unsuitable try out goods, developing equivalence of other language models of a attempt, and methodologies for evaluating checks in a number of languages, are reviewed and evaluated. The publication additionally makes a speciality of adapting skill, fulfillment, and character exams for cross-cultural overview in academic, commercial, and scientific settings.This booklet furthers the ITC's challenge of stimulating study on well timed subject matters linked to overview. It presents a very good source for classes in psychometric equipment, try out development, and academic and/or mental overview, trying out, and dimension. Written by means of across the world recognized students in psychometric equipment and cross-cultural psychology, the gathering of chapters also needs to supply crucial info for educators and psychologists eager about cross-cultural review, in addition to scholars desiring to such careers.

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Consequently, the selection of appropriately qualified translators is an important aspect of the test adaptation process. Though expertise in both languages is a basic requirement, familiarity and experience with (a) both cultures, (b) the contents of the test, and (c) the principles of developing tests, especially item writing, should also be included as part of the essential requirements for the selection and/or training of translators. Because a single translator cannot be expected to have all of the required qualities and brings a single perspective to the task of translation, in general, it seems clear that a team of specialists is needed to accomplish an accurate adaptation.

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