Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology

Pages: 553
Item #: 4316063
ISBN: 978-1-59147-318-3
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Copyright: 2006
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Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology is the first integrative guide to theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of multimethod measurement in psychological research. Although the multitrait-multimethod analysis and multimethod research strategies have become increasingly important in all areas of psychological research, comprehensible handbooks of multimethod measurement that integrate all phases of the data-gathering and assessment process have been missing. Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology fills this long-standing gap. Researchers and students of research who want to run a multimethod study or who want to understand a published study no longer must page through methodological journals trying to piece together an understanding of multimethod approaches. This volume provides a single, understandable resource for learning the meaning, advantages, and limitations of different methods.

The volume brings together outstanding researchers from all areas of psychology. Contributors give detailed explanations about exactly what has to be considered when conducting a multimethod study, what the strength of the convergent validity and method-specificity in different areas of research is, and what methods should be selected for proving validity in specific research contexts. The volume discusses theoretical concepts, then lays out the most important measurement tools — including, among many others, global self-assessment, informant assessment, observational methods, and nonreactive methods — followed by statistical models for analyzing multitrait-multimethod data. Contributors also explore applications of multimethod research in different areas of psychology as well as broader perspectives on the meaning and purpose of multimethod approaches.

Destined to be a classic, Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology provides an indispensable resource for researchers and students in psychology seeking to enrich their work by using multimethod approaches.

Table of Contents



I. Theoretical Concepts

  1. Introduction: The Need for Multimethod Measurement in Psychology
    —Michael Eid and Ed Diener
  2. Conceptual, Theoretical, and Historical Foundations of Multimethod Assessment
    —Manfred Schmitt

II. Assessment Methods

  1. Global Self-Assessment
    —Richard E. Lucas and Brendan M. Baird
  2. Informant Assessment
    —Franz J. Neyer
  3. Momentary Capture of Real-World Data
    —Arthur A. Stone and Leighann Litcher-Kelly
  4. Web-Based Methods
    —Ulf-Dietrich Reips
  5. Computer-Based Testing
    —Fritz Drasgow and Siang Chee Chuah
  6. Ability Tests
    —David Lubinski
  7. Catching the Mind in Action: Implicit Methods in Personality Research and Assessment
    —Michael D. Robinson and Clayton Neighbors
  8. Sequential Observational Methods
    —Roger Bakeman and Augusto Gnisci
  9. Quantitative Text Analysis
    —Matthias R. Mehl
  10. Multilevel Analysis: Physiological and Biochemical Methods
    —Gary G. Berntson and John T. Cacioppo
  11. Brain Imaging and Related Methods
    —David H. Zald and Clayton Curtis
  12. Nonreactive Methods in Psychological Research
    —Immo Fritsche and Volker Linneweber
  13. Experimental Methods of Psychological Assessment
    —Edgar Erdfelder and Jochen Musch

III. Methods of Data Analysis

  1. Methodological Approaches for Analyzing Multimethod Data
    —Michael Fid
  2. Assessing Multimethod Association With Categorical Variables
    —Fridtjof W. Nussbeck
  3. Multimethod Item Response Theory
    —Jürgen Rost and Oliver Walter
  4. Multilevel Models for Multimethod Measurements
    —Joop Hox and Cora Maas
  5. Structural Equation Models for Multitrait–Multimethod Data
    —Michael Eid, Tanja Lischetzke, and Fridtjof W. Nussbeck
  6. Longitudinal Methods
    —Siek-Toon Khoo, Stephen G. West, Wei Wu, and Oi-Man Kwok

IV. Applications

  1. Using Multiple Methods in Personality Psychology
    —Brent W. Roberts, Peter Harms, Jennifer L. Smith, Dustin Wood, and Michelle Webb
  2. Measuring Emotions: Implications of a Multimethod Perspective
    —Randy J. Larsen and Zvjezdana Prizmic-Larse
  3. Multimethod Approaches to the Study of Cognition: The Evolution of Concepts in Research on Human Memory
    —Aaron S. Benjamin
  4. Applying a Multimethod Perspective to the Study of Developmental Psychology
    —Amanda Sheffield Morris, Lara R. Robinson, and Nancy Eisenberg
  5. Multimethod Approaches in Social Psychology: Between- and Within-Method Replication and Multimethod Assessment
    —Richard H. Smith and Monica J. Harris
  6. Clinical Psychology: Construct Validation With Multiple Sources of Information and Multiple Settings
    —G. Leonard Burns and Stephen N. Haynes
  7. Multimethod Approaches in Health Psychology
    —Bärbel Knäuper and Rupert Klein
  8. Multimethods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Expanding "Methods" to Include Longitudinal Designs
    —Andrew G. Miner and Charles L. Hulin
  9. A Multimethod Perspective on Self-Concept Research in Educational Psychology: A Construct Validity Approach
    —Herbert W. Marsh, Andrew J. Martin, and Kit-Tai Hau
  10. The Finale: Take-Home Messages From the Editors
    —Ed Diener and Michael Eid


Author Index

Subject Index

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