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Educational Measurement (4th ed.)

Educational Measurement (4th ed.) Structural Equation Modeling, 16:702–711, 2009 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1070-5511 print/1532-8007 online DOI: 10.1080/10705510903206097 BOOK REVIEW Educational Measurement (4th ed.). R. L. Brennan (Ed.). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006, 779 pages, $125.00. Reviewed by Denny Borsboom University of Amsterdam Not counting its editor, R. L. Brennan, who has earned my eternal admiration for successfully managing what must have been a monstrous project, I am probably the fourth person alive— with Wainer (2007), Green (2008), and Cizek (2008)—to have read the fourth edition of Educational Measurement from cover to cover. Given the late date of this book review, I expect this to remain the case, as this book is unlikely to be read in its entirety except by those intent on reviewing it. On the back flap, Educational Measurement is marketed as “the bible in its field,” and as far as readability goes, the comparison to the Holy Scripture is quite apt. Educational Measurement is not a page turner. Its limited readability need not be an insurmountable problem for the book, however, because over the years the editions of Educational Measurement have grown to become reference texts more than anything else. In that respect, the book definitely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal Taylor & Francis

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
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1532-8007
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1070-5511
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10.1080/10705510903206097
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Structural Equation Modeling, 16:702–711, 2009 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC ISSN: 1070-5511 print/1532-8007 online DOI: 10.1080/10705510903206097 BOOK REVIEW Educational Measurement (4th ed.). R. L. Brennan (Ed.). Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006, 779 pages, $125.00. Reviewed by Denny Borsboom University of Amsterdam Not counting its editor, R. L. Brennan, who has earned my eternal admiration for successfully managing what must have been a monstrous project, I am probably the fourth person alive— with Wainer (2007), Green (2008), and Cizek (2008)—to have read the fourth edition of Educational Measurement from cover to cover. Given the late date of this book review, I expect this to remain the case, as this book is unlikely to be read in its entirety except by those intent on reviewing it. On the back flap, Educational Measurement is marketed as “the bible in its field,” and as far as readability goes, the comparison to the Holy Scripture is quite apt. Educational Measurement is not a page turner. Its limited readability need not be an insurmountable problem for the book, however, because over the years the editions of Educational Measurement have grown to become reference texts more than anything else. In that respect, the book definitely

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Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary JournalTaylor & Francis

Published: Oct 6, 2009

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