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    Jul 22, 2019  
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PSY-715A Psychometric Theory

3 semester credits


This course is designed to give students a broad understanding of psychometric principles related to psychological assessment. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the science of psychological assessment including reviewing statistics which are foundational to the field of psychological assessment, the development of tests, reliability, validity, development of norms and item analysis. Classical and Modern Test Theory (including IRT) will be reviewed.
Co-requisites: Clinical: PSY-716A  (or waiver by exam), if not completed previously

Media: PSY-540A  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Be familiar with basic principles of measurement and psychometric theory, including classical test theory, generalizability theory, item response theory, and statistical techniques that undergird these contemporary approaches.
  2. Understand the concepts of standardization and norming, reliability and validity.
  3. Be able to make selection decisions with assessment instruments based on psychometric data.
  4. Know the concepts and procedures pertaining to test construction, including scaling, item construction and item analysis.
  5. Be familiar with cultural issues related to psychological assessment.
  6. Be familiar with legal and ethical standards associated with psychological assessment.



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