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Psychological Measurement PG (6489.4)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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In this unit, students study the principles, practice, and issues in psychological measurement and its application to psychological testing and assessment in professional settings, including conceptual underpinnings and psychometric aspects of test construction and evaluation, including reliability, validity, and standardisation. Students gain practical experience in the administration, scoring and interpretation of selected measures and learn to appreciate the potential utility and shortcomings of psychological measurement in general, and in relation to specific professional psychological tests.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Delineate the assumptions, functions, and desirable properties of psychological measures;

2. Locate information on published tests;

3. Identify the psychometric, ethical, and sociocultural issues in the construction, validation, and application of psychological measures;

4. Critically evaluate the reliability, validity, and standardisation procedures of selected psychological tests;

5. Interpret the meaning of test scores; and

6. Write a report on the findings from selected tests.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to six hours per week.




Must be enrolled in course 769AA.

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