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A Practical Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation


reviewed by Robert L. Thorndike 1960

coverTitle: A Practical Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
Author(s): H. H. Remmers, N. L. Gage, J. F. Rummel
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This volume could be offered in support of the proposition that it is harder to write a good little book than a good big one. When one restricts oneself to half the normal compass, in the attempt to produce something for teachers that will appear neither too costly nor too forbidding, one faces a series of difficult problems of selection and compromise. Probably no one, the present reviewer included, will be completely satisfied with the decisions that are made. For example, devoting eight pages to computation procedures for the correlation coefficient while making no mention of informal techniques of item analysis by which a teacher can improve his own tests seems a serious imbalance. Furthermore, in order to save space there is pressure to present general principles in broad outline, while cutting down on the illustrations and explanations that give them substance and meaning. Some of this appears to have... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 3, 1960, p. 258-258
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3332, Date Accessed: 6/21/2018 12:54:15 AM

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