Spring 2007 not offered
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). The strengths and weaknesses associated with different methods of measurement (e.g., self-report v. 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.
Ethical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(PSYC)(SISP)
Aiken, L. R., & Groth-Marnat, G. PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT, (2006, 12th Ed.), Allyn & Bacon
APA Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
Selected journal articles (drawn from journals such as Psychological Assessment, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and the Journal of Educational Measurement)
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Several short essays, a project, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a column 2 breadth course.
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