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PY3107 - Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Available to students enrolled in postgraduate psychology programs with the approval of the Head of School.

Psychological assessment is one of the most important professional activities performed by psychologists. This subject covers the major theories and concepts of psychological assessment. In addition, it introduces students to the major assessment techniques currently used by Australian psychologists. These will include intelligence, aptitude, personality, organisational and clinical assessment techniques. Although this is not an advanced subject, students will experience some training in the administration, scoring and interpretation of tests.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to design, conduct and write-up a psychological research report;
  • ability to evaluate a psychological test;
  • awareness of the ethical and cultural implications of assessment instruments;
  • knowledge of the basic principles of psychometrics including test construction, reliability and validity;
  • understanding of the strengths and limitations of the psychological testing approach.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY3089

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); practical report (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); practical report (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); practical report (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturer: Dr Denise Dillon.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); practical report (35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.