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Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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 students: must have completed PSY-716A  or PSY-717  previously or take PSY-716A concurrently. Media students: must have completed PSY-540A  or take concurrently.
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Objective(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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