PSYC 892: Test Theory (4)

This course begins with recommendations for how to write a test (with or without correct answers, for assessing a wide variety of constructs of interest in social and behavioral sciences), covers basics of classical test theory, and then emphasizes modern statistical methods for analyzing item data. Methods include factor analysis of categorical responses, methods for identifying measurement invariance (differential item functioning), and item response theory. Lectures and Laboratory. This course is offered at the 600 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. Prerequisite: PSYC 790/650 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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