PSYC371 Psychological Testing

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for off campus students only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
19 August 2017 20 August 2017 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202 or candidature in BAudiometry and PSYC101 and PSYC102 and PSYC202; or candidature in GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway)
Co-requisites GradDipPsych or GradDipSocSc or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202
Restrictions PSYC201 or PSYC301 or PSYC471
Notes None
Combined Units PSYC471 - Psychological Testing
Coordinator(s) Ian Price (iprice@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers theoretical and applied aspects of measuring and explaining individual differences in intelligence, personality, and ability. Lectures and practical sessions cover reliability, validity, test development, and the application of psychological tests to various fields. Students develop skills and knowledge associated with survey development and analysis, scientific writing, and online survey hosting.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Psychological Testing and Assessment

ISBN: 9780195520415
Shum, D., O'Gorman, J. and Myors, B., Oxford 2nd ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

ISBN: 9781433805615
American Psychological Association, APA 6th ed. 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

See Note

ISBN: NOISBN

Note: PSYC371 students need SPSS. Purchase either the Standard or Premium version of SPSS (not the Base version, since it is inadequate for PSYC371). Students should purchase this from Hearne since they provide support to the point of installation. Other retailers don't provide this. (Hearne also administer all SPSS licences for IBM). To do this either (a) go to http://www.hearne.com.au and select 'SOFTWARE', then 'SPSS Grad Packs for Students by IBM', then 'Buy', then - in the dropdown menu directly below that - select either 'Statistics Standard Grad Pack' or 'Statistics Premium Grad Pack'. (b) Alternatively, just go to http://tinyurl.com/SPSSfromHearneForUNEstudents, and then - in the drop down menu - select either 'Statistics Standard Grad Pack' or 'Statistics Premium Grad Pack'. Finally, either version V22 or V24 is appropriat. Avoid V23.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Mid-Trimester Online Quiz 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice and written responses.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Practical Exercises 15% 750
Assessment Notes

All students should complete three practical sessions and the quiz associated with each prac. On-campus students should attend in-class practical sessions.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Practical Report 35% 1750
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice and written responses.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent knowledge of the essential theoretical issues associated with the measurement of individual differences and abilities;
  2. evaluate and apply judgement to the development, administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the main legal and ethical issues associated with psychological testing; and
  4. use analysis software and write scientific reports that model skills which contribute toward life-long application in a professional career.