Psychology 712

Spring 2013


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
Student Contact Information Email Dr. Barchard to have this sent to you.
Project 1

Lab 1-1 Drafting your rating scale
Lab 1-2 Editing your rating scale
Lab 1-3 Finalizing your rating scale

Project 2

Lab 2-1 Drafting your multiple-choice test
Lab 2-2 Revising your multiple-choice test
Lab 2-3 Finalizing your multiple-choice test

Bonus Assignment

Data Entry Bonus Assignment
Poka-Yoke Instructions
Poka-Yoke PLUS System
Poka-Yoke PLUS Example


SPSS Background Labs

Overview of labs for SPSS 19.0
  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
(Using Internet Explorer, right click on the Research Data, select "Save As", and save this data to your floppy disk.)
Recoded Research Data

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

Project 3 Project 3 Proposal
Project 3 Overview and Final Report
Project 3 Part A
Project 3 Part B
Project 3 Part C
Project 3 Part C2
Project 3 Part D
Poster bonus assignment
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




Online Research
Research Interests