Quantitative test interpretation

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers: Vesna Buško, Ph.D., Blaž Rebernjak, Ph.D., Una Mikac
Language: Croatian
Semester: 5th (winter)
Status: mandatory
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures and 30 hours of exercises
Prerequisites: Introduction to test theory
Student evaluation: written and oral exam

Course description

Principles of quantitative interpretation of test scores; Psychometric scales; Normative and criterion interpretation of test results; Assessment and measurement of knowledge, abilities, and personality; Validity of test scores: definition, quantification, relations to other psychometric characteristics; Conventional models for the description of validity (regression and factor models); Types and sources of validity data: test content, the process of test taking, internal structure of test, relations to other variables, convergent and discriminant data; Diagnosis and prediction; Classification problem (an analysis of psychological profiles); Selection problem (the theory of decision making).

Course objectives

By the end of this course students will gain knowledge and understanding of the problems of determining the essential psychometric characteristics of the results of psychological testing; students will comprehend the principles of quantitative interpretation of test scores.

Required readings

Anastasi, A. (2003). Psychological testing (7. izdanje). New York: MacMillian.

Fulgosi, A. (1984). Faktorska analiza. Zagreb: Školska knjiga. (Poglavlja: 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 22).

AEA, APA i NCME (2006).  Standardi za pedagoško i psihološko testiranje. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.

Recommended readings
Cronbach, J.L. (1990). Essentials of Psychological Testing (5. izdanje). New York: Harper and Row.

Jackson, C. (2000). Psihologijsko testiranje. Jastrebarsko: Naklada Slap.

- journal Suvremena psihologija. Jasterbarsko: Naklada Slap.