Psychology Project

PSY70019 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Swinburne Online: Fully online

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

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

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 addresses 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. This unit will help students adapt skills learned in previous studies to the analysis and communication of contemporary problems in psychological measurement.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Explain the characteristics of a good psychological measure and evaluate the usefulness and appropriateness of a specific instrument for a specific application
2. Explain the steps involved in the development of psychological measures, and design their 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. Evaluate a range of different measurement formats and methods, explaining the pros and cons of each
5. Work collaboratively with peers to achieve project outcomes
6. Reflect on ethical issues in psychological measurement

Courses with unit

Graduate Diploma of Psychology