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Psychology Project

Overview of the unit

Unit code: PSY70019
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of psychological measurement. Students will gain familiarity with the general process of developing psychological scales, including a variety of measurement methods and administration formats. The unit addresses topics in basic psychometric theory, including reliability, validity, and norms. Students will be given the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills and experience in the selection, construction and evaluation of psychological tests and measures. This unit will help students adapt skills learned in previous studies to the analysis and communication of contemporary problems in psychological measurement.

Content

Topics addressed in the unit include:

  • Theories and methods for psychological measurement
  • Fundamentals of test construction
  • Methods for evaluating the properties and quality of tests
  • Administration and scoring of tests
  • Cultural appropriateness and sensitivity
  • Professional and ethical issues in psychological measurement and research