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COURSE NUMBER: PSYC 493
COURSE TITLE: Psychology of Testing and Measurement
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Genevieve Johnson
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues, viewpoints and techniques of psychological testing and test construction.

Prerequisites: Nine credits in psychology at the 300-level including PSYC 301 and 302
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Kaplan, R. M. & Saccuzzo, D. P., (2013). Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
  • Moodle is an online learning platform that organizes course content and provides secure and individualized access to marks, learning resources, and within course communication. 
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Sharing of Inspiration5%
Midterm 120%
Lab 110%
Midterm 220%
Lab 210%
Lab 310%
Final Exam25%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Via examinations and assignments, students in this course will demonstrate: 
  • knowledge of psychometric concepts and principles
  • knowledge of psychological assessment in applied settings
  • critical judgment of the adequacy of tests in research and applied settings
  • ability to write valid test items and perform basic item and scale analyses
  • appreciation of the principles and methods of psychometric theory and behaviour assessment 
  • growth in spiritual awareness and practice


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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