Test construction

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode PSMM-6
Vaknaam Test construction
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Test construction
Leerdoelen Learning outcomes:
After this course students:
- know and understand the principles of test and questionnaire construction,
- know how tests and questionnaires for a particular aim and a particular group are effectively constructed, evaluated and interpreted.
Omschrijving Psychological tests and questionnaires are commonly used by academic researchers and practitioners, in the advisory and selection field and in clinical practice. But how are these instruments devised and how can we assess their value? This course unit discusses the process of test construction and various methods currently available for understanding psychometric properties. It looks at the principles of various item response models and considers their application in practice. It also considers the important issues of validity and norm-referencing.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, practicum
(There is an additional practical that consists of a single assignment that students do alone or 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)
(A 'pass' for the practical assignment is a requirement for participating in the exam.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. I.J.L. Egberink
Docent(en) dr. I.J.L. Egberink ,prof. dr. M.E. Timmerman
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A conceptual introduction to psychometrics. Den Haag: Eleven international publishing. Mellenbergh, G.J. (2011) 9789490947293 ca. €  49,50
Links to additional articles will be provided via Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen 1. This course requires solid knowledge of regression analysis and test theory (at the level of Statistics 3 and Test theory from the Bachelor programme of psychology)

2. The price of the book directly at the publisher's website seems to be lower than via other channels.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students MSc level - Spring semester (Feb-Jun) - semester II a keuze PS
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Theory and History of Psychology)) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Clinical neuropsychology) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Applied Social Psychology)) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology)) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Cognitive Psychology and Psychophysiology)) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Clinical Forensic Psychology & Victimology) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Environmental Psychology) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Clinical Psychology) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Talent Development and Creativity) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (NL)  (Ma psychologie (Klinische Neuropsychologie) ) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (NL)  (Ma psychologie (Klinische psychologie)) 1 semester II a keuze M
Ma psychologie (NL)  (Ma psychologie (Ontwikkelingspsychologie)) 1 semester II a keuze M