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Academic Year 2005/2006
PSYC 245 SP
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.,
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
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
and legally defensible tests.
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
Educational and Psychological Measurement, and the Journal of Educational Measurement)
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Several short essays, a project, and a final paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This is a column 2 breadth course.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E.
- Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: JUDD116;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 40)
- SR. major: 10 Jr. major: 15
- SR. non-major: 0 Jr. non-major: 0 SO: 15 FR: 0
- Curricular Renewal: Ethical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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