Introduction. 1. What is Generalizability Theory? 2. Generalizability Theory: Concepts and Principles. 3. Using EduG: The Generalizability Theory Software. 4. Applications to the Behavioral and Social Sciences. 5. Practice Exercises. 6. Current Developments and Future Possibilities. Appendixes.
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"A wonderful book. ! It provides in one place the fruits of twenty-five years of research carried out by its authors. ! An "easy read" ! the conceptual and statistical ideas are presented clearly; they are immediately exemplified in concrete terms. ! I have used a draft of the book in my course on G theory at Stanford and graduate students have universally found the available chapters readable and clear. ! The book comes with outstanding software -- EduG. ! It explains the use of this software thoroughly and understandably ! with extensive, concrete examples." - Richard J. Shavelson, Stanford University, from the book's foreword "The interest in generalizability study is supported by the AERA/APA/NCME joint standards. ! The publication of the book and the availability of an easy to use software will increase the interest and the use of generalizability theory. ... Fortunately for all of us, such a software and such a book now exist which will make our task of complying with the joints standards on reliability much easier. ! I will certainly make the purchase of the book compulsory for my advanced courses in measurement." - Dany Laveault, University of Ottawa "This book provides an excellent introduction to one of the most broadly defined psychometric theories currently in existence. It will clearly serve as a reference text for all researchers and advanced students interested in gaining insight to G theory. The provided easy-to-use EduG statistical computer program to compute all the analyses is a wonderful additional bonus." - George Marcoulides, University of California, Riverside