Test theory

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSBE2-06
Vaknaam Test theory
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Test theory
Leerdoelen After this course students can:
- formulate the aim of psychological testing,
- formulate the principles for the quality of psychological tests,
- name the major psychological tests used in different fields of psychological testing such as intelligence testing, personality testing and testing in the clinical field,
- give a basis for the use of these tests,
- reproduce the principles of classical test theory,
- formulate different types of validity and reliability estimation methods
- calculate elementary psychometric indicators to assess the quality of tests: item-total correlations, factor analysis, and reliability estimation methods.
Omschrijving This course gives an overview of the central topics that are important for understanding how tests are developed and validated. Topics include: historical developments and applications of psychological tests, the administration of tests, reliability and validity, and new developments in the field of test construction.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(There is an additional practical that consists of a single assignment that students do in pairs, on their own. This is not a weekly computer practical like Statistics. More information will be provided during the first lecture.)
Toetsvorm opdracht, schriftelijk tentamen (meerkeuze)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. R.R. Meijer
Docent(en) prof. dr. R.R. Meijer
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
additional literature will be available on Nestor
Psychological testing: A practical introduction. 3th edition 2013 Thomas P. Hogan 978-1-118-55412-8 ca. €  88,00
Opmerkingen Knowledge of the contents of the courses Statistics 1a and Statistics 1b is assumed.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba psychologie (EN)  (Ba2 (EN) psychologie) 2 semester I a verplicht