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Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations

Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations

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Part of Educational and Psychological Testing in a Global Context

  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107110120

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  • This book explores test adaptation, a scientific and professional activity now spanning all of the social and behavioural sciences. Adapting tests to various linguistic and cultural contexts is a critical process in today's globalized world, and requires a combination of knowledge and skills from psychometrics, cross-cultural psychology and others. This volume provides a step-by-step approach to cross-cultural test adaptation, emphatically presented as a mélange between science and practice. The volume is driven by the first-hand practical experience of the author in a large number of test adaptation projects in various cultures, and is supported by the consistent scientific body of knowledge accumulated over the last several decades on the topic. It is the first of its kind: an in-depth treatise and guide on why and how to adapt a test to a new culture in such a way as to preserve its psychometric value.

    • Informs the practitioner by providing a complete picture of the test adaptation process
    • Draws upon theoretical publications and practical experience - a 'one-stop-shop' on matters related to test adaptation and translation
    • Presents a thoroughly researched, comprehensive perspective heretofore un-represented in current literature
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107110120
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Preliminary Issues in Test Adaptations:
    1. What is test adaptation?
    2. Copyright and the protection of intellectual property
    3. Standards, guidelines, recommendations
    Part II. Equivalence in Test Adaptations:
    4. What is equivalence?
    5. Testing for equivalence and detecting bias
    6. Dealing with bias
    Part III. Critical Phases in the Adaptation Process:
    7. Translation designs
    8. Pretesting
    9. Norming
    10. Closing the process
    11. Examples of test adaptations.

  • Author

    Dragoş Iliescu, University of Bucharest
    Dragoş Iliescu has been working with tests, testing, and test adaptation for more than twenty years as both a scientist and entrepreneur. He founded or contributed to several test publishers in Eastern Europe and with test adaptation publishers and firms all over the world. He co-edited the ITC Handbook of Testing and Assessment (2015) and is presently President of the International Test Commission (ITC), as well as associate editor of the European Journal for Psychological Assessment. This is his first monograph.

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