Psychology 712

Spring 2008


Graduate Catalog Entry

PSY 712 - 3 credits
Standardized Tests and Measurements
Principles of evaluating and constructing psychological tests using psychometric theory and behavioral assessment methodology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.


Syllabus Syllabus
Office Hours Friday 2:30 - 4:00 CBC B135 and Monday noon - 1pm CBC B346
Student Contact Information Email Dr. Barchard to have this sent to you.
Project 1 Labs

Final Project
Part A
Part B
Project 1 Bonus Website

Project 1 Additional Materials Practical Advice for Conducting Ethical Online Experiments and Questionnaires (If you have forgotten the password, email Kim)
Example Debriefing Scoring Key

Before the UNLV started using a template
Sample Consent Form 1 (for Dr. Barchard's Project 2 data)
Sample Consent Form 2 (for Emotions and Personality study)
After UNLV started using a template
Sample Consent Form 3 (for Subject Pool Demographics Questions)
Sample Consent Form 4 (for Data Entry Study)


Example Debriefing Form 1 (on Stroop Effect)
Example Debriefing Form 2 (for Dr. Barchard's Project 2 data)


Sample IRB Proposals

Old format Subject Pool Supervised 2 sessions
  Subject Pool Unsupervised 1 session
  Internet Advertising Unsupervised 1 session
Sum 05 format Subject Pool Prescreening Survey 1 session
  Data Entry Study 1 supervised session


Background Labs Overview
Lab 1: Introduction to SPSS
Lab 2: Syntax
Lab 3: Checking your Work
Lab 4: Recoding
Lab 5: Correlation
Data for Background Labs

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

Project 2 Labs Lab 0: Proposal
Overview and Final Project
Part A: Introduction and Method
Part B: Results
Part C: Factor Analysis
Part D: Discusison, References, Abstract
Project 2 Bonus Poster Assignment
Project 2 Additional Materials

Confidence Intervals for Coefficient Alpha
Example Factor Analysis Write-up (pay attention to Results of Initial Factor Analysis, page 10; factor analyiss results in Table 8; descriptions of factors in Table 9)
Parallel Analysis Part 1
Parallel Analysis Part 2
MAP Test
Selecting the Optimal Rotation

Quiz 1 Answers
Quiz 2 Answers
Data Entry Bonus Data Entry Bonus Assignment
Data Entry Template


Online Research
Research Interests