|Certificates: The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Education Studies Minor, Health Studies|
This course will discuss various approaches to the measurement of psychological constructs such as intelligence and personality. Topics covered will include ability tests (e.g., IQ tests), achievement tests (e.g., classroom assessments), and diagnostic clinical assessments (e.g., the draw-a-person test). Strengths and weaknesses associated with various methods of measurement (e.g., self-report vs. performance measures) will also be discussed. Special attention will be given to the criteria used to critically evaluate the psychometric quality of measurement instruments. Students will learn the steps necessary to develop psychometrically sound, practically useful, and legally defensible tests.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Updated readings based on journal articles available via Moodle.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams, a series of response papers, and a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a Column 2 breadth requirement course in psychology.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 4|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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