COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Psychological Measurement
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 302
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course are to introduce the item analysis in test development and to inform the students about several measurement principals and problems in different testing areas (ability, interests, personality testing).
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Know the levels of measurement, score transformations and norms
  • Have an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychological measurement techniques such as reliability theory and validity.
  • Apply such techniques to real-life data sets.
  • Interpret the results of the analyses conducted.
Course Content The course has been designed to inform students about test construction in different areas of psychology and to provide them to experience a test construction process.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Brief Survey of the Course Content and the Importance of Psychological Measurement Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 2)
2 The History of Psychological Testing Kaplan, R. M. & Saccuzzo, D. P. (2009). Psychological Testing: Priciples, Applicationsi and Issues (7th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning (Chapter 1) and Gregory, R. J. (2011). Psychological Testing: History, Priciples, and Applications (6th ed.). Allyn & Bacon (Chapter 1)
3 Basic Concepts in Measurement Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 2-3) and Murphy, K. R. & Davidshofer, C. O. (2005). Psychological Testing: Priciples and Applications (6th ed.). Pearson (Chapter 4)
4 Transformations and Norms Murphy, K. R. & Davidshofer, C. O. (2005). Psychological Testing: Priciples and Applications (6th ed.). Pearson (Chapter 5) and Coaley, K. (2010). An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics (1st ed.). Sage (Chapter 3)
5 Test Dimensionality and Factor Analysis Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 4)
6 Mid-term Exam I
7 Reliability Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 5) and Murphy, K. R. & Davidshofer, C. O. (2005). Psychological Testing: Priciples and Applications (6th ed.). Pearson (Chapter 6)
8 Reliability Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 6)
9 Validity Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 8) and Kaplan, R. M. & Saccuzzo, D. P. (2009). Psychological Testing: Priciples, Applicationsi and Issues (7th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning (Chapter 5)
10 Validity Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 9)
11 Bias in Measurement Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage (Chapter 10-11) and Kaplan, R. M. & Saccuzzo, D. P. (2009). Psychological Testing: Priciples, Applicationsi and Issues (7th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning (Chapter 19)
12 Midterm Exam II
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Student Presentations
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Book chapters outlined above and .ppt presentations.
References (1) Furr, R. M.; Bacharach, V. R. (2013). Psychometrics: An Introduction (2nd ed.). Sage. (2) Murphy, K. R.; Davidshofer, C. O. (2005). Psychological Testing: Priciples and Applications (6th ed.). Pearson. (3) Kaplan, R. M. & Saccuzzo, D. P. (2009). Psychological Testing: Priciples, Applicationsi and Issues (7th ed.). Wadsworth Cengage Learning.(4) Gregory, R. J. (2011). Psychological Testing: History, Priciples, and Applications (6th ed.). (5) Allyn & Bacon. Coaley, K. (2010). An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics (1st ed.). Sage.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest