Major Project A (Psychological Measurement Project)

PSY30003, formerly LSY332 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)


LSY201 or LSY200



Aims and objectives

To give students mastery of fundamental theoretical and practical skills in the selection, design, administration and interpretation of psychological measures through project work. The project is designed to engage students in authentic professional activities, and provide opportunities to develop skills such as project management, teamwork, communication skills, and reflective thinking, which are highly valued by employers.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of a good psychological measure and explain how to evaluate the usefulness and appropriateness of a specific instrument for a specific application.
  • Outline the steps involved in the development of psychological measures, and design your own program for the development and validation of a new measure
  • Calculate report and interpret key statistics relevant to scale development and evaluation.
  • Describe a range of different measurement formats and methods, explaining the pros and cons of each.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team to achieve project outcomes.

Courses with unit

*From July, 2013 this unit will be taught at the Hawthorn Campus
Formerly known as LSY301 Psychological Measurement

This is a prescribed unit of study in the Social Science Major/s. It may also be undertaken as a unit of study in any other Swinburne degree program, subject to the prerequisite and degree requirements.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.