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PSYCH 309

Psychometrics

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Construction and validation of standardized psychological tests.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2.5

Fixed

1

Title

2. Create their own psychological measurements

Learning Outcome

Students will create their own psychological measurements suited to specific theories and hypotheses. Measurement: This will be measured by instructor evaluation of semester-long course projects that require integration of all course material including a) study design; b) creation of a measure; c) data collection and analysis; and d) written and oral presentation of study findings.

Title

1. Evaluate psychometric strengths and weaknesses

Learning Outcome

Students will effectively evaluate the psychometric strengths and weaknesses of individual psychological tests and measurements, using both conceptual and applied metrics. Measurement: This will be measured by instructors and teaching assistants based on a) multiple choice exams; b) case study evaluations of existing psychological measures; c) application of conceptual and statistical measures to student's own course projects.