FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 317 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Psychological Measurement
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 317
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Group Work
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce students the fundamentals of psychometrics, technical and methodological principles of psychometrics and its current approaches.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to make score transformations and norm calculations.
  • Will be able to have an understanding of the theoretical basis of psychological measurement techniques such as reliability theory and validity.
  • Will be able to list different types of validity and reliability.
  • Will be able to apply statistical techniques used in investigation of validity and reliability to real-life data sets.
  • Will be able to interpret the results of the analyses conducted.
  • Will be able to explain the usage areas of the tests frequently used in the field of psychology.
Course Description The course has been designed to inform students about the nature, aims and usage of psychological tests, historical development of psychometrics, ethical issues in psychometrics, basic statistical concepts related to psychometrics, interpretation of norms and test scores, validity and reliability types in classical test theory.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to course content
2 Psychological Measurement & Basic Concepts in Measurement Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 1; pp.1-15)
3 The History of Psychological Testing Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 2-3; pp.19-69)
4 Test Dimensionality Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 4; pp.71-79)
5 Reliability Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 5-6-7; pp.99-194)
6 Validity Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 8-9-10; pp.195-268)
7 Midterm
8 Scale Construction Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 7; pp. 182-193)
9 Factor Analysis Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 11; pp. 307-342)
10 Reliability Analysis Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage (Chapter 7; pp. 166-182)
11 Factor Analysis Application
12 Reliability Analysis Application
13 Presentations
14 Presentations
15 Overview of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Furr, R. M. & Bacharach, V. R. (2014). Psychometrics: An Introduction. Sage.

ISBN: 978-1-4522-5680-1

 

 

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
25
25
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
25
25
Final Exam
1
40
40
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

X
4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

X
7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

X
11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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