Psychology 712

Spring 2011


Graduate Catalog Entry

PSY 712 - 3 credits
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 by appointment
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Project 1

Lab assignments

Project 2 Lab assignments
Bonus Data Entry Bonus Assignment

Project 3 Background Labs

Overview of labs for SPSS 18.0
  Lab 1: Introduction to SPSS
  Lab 2: Syntax Windows
  Lab 3: Checking your Work
  Lab 4: Recoding
  Lab 5: Correlation
SPSS Research Data

Research Data
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Recoded Research Data

Project 3

Project 3 Overview and Final Project

Lab 3-0: Proposal
Part A: Introduction and Methods
Part B: Results (Reliability and Validity)
Part C: Results (Factor Analysis)
Part D: Discussion and References
Poster Bonus

Project 3 Additional Materials Example Factor Analysis Write-up (pay attention to Results of Initial Factor Analysis on page 451; the factor analysis results in Table 8; and the descriptions of factors in Table 9)
Parallel Analysis Part 1
Parallel Analysis Part 2
MAP Test
Selecting the Optimal Rotation
Dr. Barchard's Data for Project 3

Class Project Study Description
Project 3 Data

Supplemental Materials: Descriptions of Measures
Descriptions of Dr. Barchard's Seven Measures

Quiz 1 Answers
Quiz 2 Answers
Quiz Bonus  


Online Research
Research Interests