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PY3107 - Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare 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 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

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); test review or other written component (35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); test review or other written component (35%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); test review or other written component (35%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Maria Hennessy, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); test review or other written component (35%).

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