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

ISBN-10: 0805830251

ISBN-13: 9780805830255

Adapting academic and mental checks for Cross-Cultural overview significantly examines and advances new equipment and practices for adapting exams for cross-cultural review and examine. The overseas try fee (ITC) guidance for try variation and conceptual and methodological matters in try out edition are defined intimately, and questions of ethics and obstacle for validity of attempt rankings in cross-cultural contexts are rigorously tested. Advances in try out translation and variation method, together with statistical identity of incorrect try out goods, developing equivalence of other language types of a try, 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 checks for cross-cultural evaluate in academic, commercial, and medical settings. This booklet furthers the ITC's challenge of stimulating examine on well timed issues linked to evaluate. It presents a good source for classes in psychometric equipment, try out development, and academic and/or mental evaluate, checking out, and dimension. Written by means of across the world recognized students in psychometric tools and cross-cultural psychology, the gathering of chapters also needs to supply crucial details for educators and psychologists eager about cross-cultural evaluation, in addition to scholars desiring to such careers.

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Adapting academic and mental assessments for Cross-Cultural overview severely examines and advances new equipment and practices for adapting assessments for cross-cultural review and examine. The foreign attempt fee (ITC) instructions for try variation and conceptual and methodological concerns in try out edition are defined intimately, and questions of ethics and main issue for validity of attempt rankings in cross-cultural contexts are rigorously tested.

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Steps to Meet the Guideline 1. As a basic minimum, ensure that translators are qualified and experienced in the source and target languages as well as in both cultures (Butcher & Garcia, 1978). Certification and/or prior experience is an important requirement. For instance, it cannot be assumed that bilinguals have equal command of both languages in all relevant domains or are equally familiar with both cultures. 2. Knowledge of the subject matter is an important requirement for any translator involved in adapting a test.

An­ other example: In the European Values Survey, the Spanish scores on an item measuring loyalty deviated from the overall pattern of re­ sults for this country. Upon closer examination it appeared that, un­ like in other languages, the Spanish word for loyalty that was used has the connotation of sexual faithfulness (Halman, personal com­ munication, June 1998). Equivalence has become associated with the measurement as­ pects of ethnic comparisons and, hence, with the consequences of bias. An item or instrument that is biased will yield inequivalent scores.

3 in chapter 1. With this background in mind, it should be easier to appreciate the 2. CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES 41 rationale of the Guidelines and to understand the positions adopted. References to the Guidelines are made where applicable. BIAS AND EQUIVALENCE The terms bias and equivalence have a slightly different meaning in the literature. Bias is often associated with the presence of nuisance factors. A measure is taken to be biased if scores of different lan­ guage versions of an instrument are differentially affected by an un­ wanted and undesirable source of variance.

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