Psychology 712

Spring 2004

 

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
Tentative Course Schedule
Office Hours To be announced
Student Contact Information Email Dr. Barchard to have this sent to you.
   
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Background Labs Lab 1: Introduction to SPSS (3 mrk) Tues Jan 27
Lab 2: Recoding (3 mrk) Tues Feb 3
Lab 3: Syntax Window (3 mrk) Tues Feb 10
Lab 4: Correlation (3 mrk) Thurs Feb 19
Lab 5: Checking your Work (2 mrk) Thurs Feb 12
Lab 6: Defining Plagiarism (2 mrk) Thur April 22
Lab 7: Test Fairness (5 bonus mrks) Tues April 13
   
Data for Project 1 Project 1 Data
Project 1 labs Lab 0: Overview (0 mrk)
  Lab 1: Introduction (3 mrk) Tues Feb 24
  Lab 2: Method: Sample (3 mrk) Tues Feb 24
 

Lab 3: Method: Measures and Procedures (4 mrk) Tues Mar 2
Supplemental Materials: Descriptions of Measures
Descriptions of Dr. Barchards Seven Measures

  Lab 4: Method: Statistics (2 mrk) Tues Mar 2
 
Section B: Reliabilty, Validity, and Item Analyses (19 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 5: Reliability (3 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 6: Validity (3 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 7: Item Analysis for Internal Consistency (5 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 8: Item Analysis for Test-Retest Reliability (4 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 9: Item Analysis for Validity (4 mrk) Thurs April 15
  Lab 10: Test Bias (3 bonus mrk) Thurs May 13
 

Lab 11: Generalizability Theory (6 bonus mrk) Thurs May 13
Using Excel to Calculate Complicated Formulas
Example Calculation of Variance Components

 
Section C: Factor Analysis (14 mrk) Thurs April 29 (does not include lab 12 anymore)
 

Lab 12: Assumptions (2 bonus mrk) May 13 (not part of this section anymore)
Using Word to Create a Syntax File

  Lab 13: The First Principle Component (3 mrk)
  Lab 14: Extraction (3 mrk)
  Lab 15: Number of Factors (3 mrk)
Example Factor Analysis Table
  Lab 16: Rotation and Interpertation (5 mrk)


 
Section D: Ending (4 mrk) Tues May 4
  Lab 17: Discussion (3 mrk)
  Lab 18: References (1 mrk)
   
   
  Lab 19: Final Report (100 mrk) Thurs May 13
   
Posters

The following are two posters that involved examination of the quality of existing measures:

Two Manipulation Tests
Levels of Emotional Awareness Test

 

   
   
Project 2 labs Lab 1: Your SCR Account (2 mrks) Thurs Jan 29
  Lab 2: Overview (1 mrk) Thurs Feb 5
Revised Overview
 

Lab 3: Ethics (4 mrks) Thurs Feb 5
Ethics in On-Line Data Collection
UNLV IRB Basic Elements of Informed Consent
Example Debriefing Scoring Key

  Lab 4: New Measure (3 mrks) Thurs Feb 19
  Lab 4.5: Revising New Measure (2 mrks) Thurs March 4
 

Lab 5: Informed Consent (2 mrks) Thurs March 4
Sample Consent Form A (for 712 data)
Sample Consent Form B (for Emotions and Personality study)

 

Lab 6: Debriefing (2 mrks) Thurs March 11
Example Debriefing Form 1 (on Stroop Effect)
Example Debriefing Form 2 (for 712 data)

 

Lab 7: Event Handler (3 mrks) Thurs March 25
(This lab will be done in class on Tues March 16)

  Lab 8: Dreamweaver (5 mrks) Thurs April 15
(This lab will be done in class on Thurs April 1)
  Lab 9: Event Handler Part 2 (1 mrk) Tues April 20
  Lab 10: Final Project (40 mrks) Fri May 7
 

Lab 11: IRB Proposal (0 mrks) Not required
Sample IRB Proposal

  Subject Pool Supervised 2 sessions
  Subject Pool Unsupervised 1 session
  Internet Advertising Unsupervised 1 session

 

Quizes
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