PSY 527 Assessment Techniques
3 Semester Units
Assessment Techniques teaches the principles of psychological tests and measurements with an emphasis on psychometric theories and principles. The course provides comprehensive coverage of the full array of the assessment techniques commonly used in modern psychological settings. This course also addresses prominent assessment issues such as test bias and assessment accommodations. In the process, this course takes every opportunity to illustrate the course material by providing practical, “everyday” examples of the principles and procedures at work.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Differentiate among a test, a measurement and an assessment.
- Correctly interpret descriptive statistics.
- Isolate major threats to validity.
- Compare and contrast categorical and dimensional diagnostic models.
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