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Paper 2.3: Measurement inPsychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction to Measurement in Psychology

Definition, purpose and application

Levels of measurement; properties and functions of measurement

Sources of error in measurement in Psychology

 Theory of measurement

History of quantitative techniques

10

 

3

4

3

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Testing in Psychology

History of psychological testing, uses of psychological tests

Psychological testing, classification and characteristics of a test,

Steps of test construction, item writing and item analysis

Early biological measures of abilities

Recent IRT techniques

15

5

5

5

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Reliability, Validity, and Norms

Meaning, types of reliability, Factors influencing reliability

Meaning, types of validity, Factors influencing validity

Meaning of norms, types, Development of norms

Experimenting with length of the test and reliability

Factor analysis

15

 

5

5

5

 

Must know

 

 

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books: 

  1. Anastasi, A. (1968) &Urbania, S. (1997). Psychological Testing. Pearson Education Asia: Pearson Publication.
  2. K.R. &Davidshafer, C.D. (1994). Psychological Testing: Principles and Applications (3rd ed.) New Jersey: Prentice Hall
  3. Singh, A.K. (2015). Tests, Measurements and Research Methods in Behavioural Sciences.NewDelhi:Bharti Bhawan

Reference Books:

  1. Jordan Wright. (2011). Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners.Wiley.
  2. E. Maruish. (2004). The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates,
  3. Hersen (2004). Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice: A Pragmatic Guide. Brunner-Routledge.
  4. K. Hambleton; P. F. Merenda; C. D. Spielberger. (2005). Adapting Educational and Psychological Tests for Cross-Cultural Assessment.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  5. E. Maruish. (2002). Psychological Testing in the Age of Managed BehavioralHealthcare.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  6. Janda. (2001). The Psychologist’s Book of Personality Tests: 24 Revealing Tests to Identify and Overcome Your Personal Barriers to a Better Life.John Wiley & Sons.