Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations
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- Author: Dragoş Iliescu, University of Bucharest
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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.Read more
- 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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- Date Published: October 2017
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108515054
- contains: 35 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
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
10. Closing the process
11. Examples of test adaptations.
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