Psychology Project

PSY30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One semester / teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 HOL Study Period 1

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
22 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods
HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

Results:
21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

Census:
20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 2

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Corequisites

Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of psychological measurement. Students will gain familiarity with the general process of developing psychological scales, including a variety of measurement methods and administration formats. The unit will also address topics in basic psychometric theory, including reliability, validity, and norms. Students will be given the opportunity to develop professionally relevant skills and experience in the selection, construction and evaluation of psychological tests and measures.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. 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.
2. Outline the steps involved in the development of psychological measures, and design your own program for the development and validation of a new measure.
3. Calculate, report and interpret key statistics relevant to scale development and evaluation.
4. Describe a range of different measurement formats and methods, explaining the pros and cons of each.
5. Work collaboratively with peers to achieve project outcomes.