Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Classical true score and item response theories; estimation procedures for instrument reliability and validity.
Grade Rule 12: A, B, C, D, E, P, T, I (Inclusive grade rule)
or instructor's consent.
1. Thorough understanding of test and measurement theory
Students will become full-fledged psychometric ninjas. That is, students will develop a thorough understanding of test and measurement theory and their importance to science and practice in clinical psychology.Measurement: This objective will be assessed through students’ contributions to class discussions and students’ performance on homework assignments and exams.
3. Develop a thoughtful, critical perspective
Students will develop a critical perspective of psychological testing by learning its strengths and limitations. “Critical” is used here to denote a thoughtful analysis rather than simply a negative perspective that focuses on limitations.Measurement: This objective will be achieved through class discussion, homework assignments, and exams.
2. Statistical software to assess tests
Students will gain experience using the statistical analysis software (for example SPSS and AMOS) needed to develop and assess tests and measures used in psychology.Measurement: This objective will be achieved through homework assignments.
4. Write clearly, concisely, and precisely about measures
Students will learn to speak and write about statistics in a way that is clear, concise, and precise. Measurement: This objective will be achieved through class discussion, homework assignments, and exams.