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Psychological Tests

  • Mike Smith
  • Ivan T. Robertson

Abstract

Psychological tests may be defined as a carefully chosen, systematic and standardised procedure for evoking a sample of responses from a candidate, which can be used to assess one or more of their psychological characteristics by comparing the results with those of a representative sample of an appropriate population. This definition implies a wider range of procedures than the common stereotype of pencil and paper questionnaires — although it remains true that the vast majority of tests are in fact pencil and paper tests. The definition involves six main components.

Keywords

Spatial Ability Psychological Test Personality Test Answer Sheet Test Construction 
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Copyright information

© Mike Smith and Ivan T. Robertson 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Smith
    • 1
  • Ivan T. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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