Psychology 481

Summer 2005


Catalog Entry

PSY 481    Principles of Psychological Testing
Theory, construction, and applicaiton of standard psychological tests.
Prerequisite: PSY 101, 210, and 240 and additional courses to total 18 credits in psychology.
3 credits.

Syllabus Syllabus
Tentative Deadlines
Office Hours
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:00, in CBC B346
Thursday 11:10 - 12:00, in lab
Friday 11:10 - 12:00, in lab
Student Contact Information Email Dr. Barchard to have the contact information sheet sent to you.
Additional Readings Ethics in On-Line Data Collection
Psychometric Issues in the Measurement of Emotional Intelligence
Project 1 Labs

Project 1: Lab 0 Team Member Search
Project 1: Overview
Project 1: Part A

Project 2: Part B
Project 1: Final Project
Project 1 Bonus: Personal Website

Additional Materials for Project 1

UNLV IRB Basic Elements of Informed Consent
Ethics in On-Line Data Collection
Example Behavioral Observation Rating Scale (Debriefing Scoring Key)


Example Consent Form1 (for 481/712 data)
Example Consent Form 2 (for Emotions and Personality study)
Example Debriefing Form 1 (on Stroop Effect)
Example Debriefing Form 2 (for Project 2 data)


Sample IRB Proposals

  Class Project (Subject Pool Supervised) 2 sessions
  Questionnaire Study (Subject Pool Unsupervised) 1 session
  Monkey (Internet Advertising Unsupervised) 1 session


Project 2 Labs

Project 2: Proposal
Project 2: Background
Project 2: Overview
Project 2: Part A
Project 2: Part B
Project 2: Part C
Project 2: Extra Challenge: Factor Analysis
Project 2: Final Project
Project 2 Bonus: Conference Poster

Data for Background Labs

Research Data
(Using Internet Explorer, right click on the Research Data, select "Save As" or "Save Target as", and save this data to your floppy disk.)
Recoded Research Data

Data for Project 2

Project 2 Data
Description of Project 2 Data
Procedures Used to Collect Project 2 Data


Quiz 1 Answers
Quiz 2 Answers
Quiz 3 Answers
Quiz 4 Answers
Quiz 5 Answers
Bonus Quiz Answers
Bonus Quiz The bonus quiz will focus on how to write items. The following practice quizzes are offered to assist you in preparing for it.
Bonus Quiz Practice 1
Bonus Quiz Practice 2
Bonus Quiz Practice 3


Online Research
Research Interests