Thurstone, Louis Leon
Title THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF TESTS : DERIVATION AND INTERPRETATION OF FUNDAMENTAL FORMULAE CONCERNED WITH RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF TESTS AND ILLUSTRATIVE PROBLEMS. MARCH, 1931 (With Handwritten Scholarly Annotations Throughout)
Binding Stiff Wrappers
Book Condition Good
Publisher Ann Arbor Edwards Brothers, Inc. c1931
Seller ID 5900
4to 11" - 13" tall; 113 pages; Cloth backed, stiff printed wrappers. 3" x 4" black and white photo clipping of Thurstone taped to the title page,. A clippiing from Time, 9/17/32, is pasted to the title page, announcing Thurstone as the new A. P. A, president. A couple of rusted paperclips attached to pages deemed of special importance. Handwritten annotations throughout, made by an unnamed critic. Following note from Britannica: Thurstone was especially concerned with the measurement of people’s attitudes and intelligence. His criticisms of existing testing methods appeared in The Reliability and Validity of Tests (1931). He attacked the concept of an ideal mental age, then commonly used in intelligence testing, advocating instead the use of percentile rankings to compare performance. He also developed a rating scale for locating individual attitudes and opinions along a continuum between extremes.
Educational Tests Reliability