This course provides students with a foundation in statistical methods and principles of measurement and assessment necessary for competency in research, evaluation, and treatment planning for professional psychology practice applications. Students learn statistical models, procedures, and measurement practices that are relevant to the mastery of examination procedures in psychoeducational assessment, organizational assessment, and clinical examinations that use standardized testing instruments, criterion-based assessments, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Analyze the ethical considerations associated with personality assessments.
Analyze the relationship between the major theories of personality and assessments of personality.
Overview of Measurement and Statistical Applications
Explain the effect of historical events on the development of psychological testing.
Describe data using standard deviation, t-scores, z-scores, and correlation.
Classify data using scales of measurement.
Evaluate test results using the normal distribution.
Intelligence and Educational Assessment
Compare and contrast intelligence and achievement assessments.
Evaluate measurements of intelligence.
Critique the major definitions of intelligence.
Evaluate various approaches for scaling psychological constructs.
Analyze methods of item selection and item performance evaluation.
Analyze the approaches used to develop psychological tests.
Prepare an instrument that measures a particular construct.
Reliability and Validity
Explain how legal issues can be related to psychological assessment.
Analyze test bias and the ethical implications of bias for diverse populations.
Compare and contrast the four types of validity.
Compare and contrast the four types of reliability.
Neuropsychological and Workplace Assessment
Describe the purposes and uses of psychological assessments in the workplace.
Explain how neuropsychological instruments are used to assess disability or neurological dysfunction.
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