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

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

Results:
22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

Census:
21 Sep 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20


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.