Psychological Measurement PG (6489.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Delineate the assumptions, functions, and desirable properties of psychological measures;
2. Critically review the psychometric, ethical, and sociocultural issues in the construction, validation, implementation and interpretation of psychological measures with critical consideration of their appropriateness when working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and
3. Critically evaluate the reliability, validity, and standardisation procedures of selected psychological tests.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in course 769AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours).
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Flexible||Dr Amanda George|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||27 May 2024||Flexible||Dr Amanda George|
All prescribed readings are available via the Reading List on Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Additional requirements for the submission of assessment items for this unit
All assessments are to be submitted electronically via the unit's Canvas site by the due date and time.
Marking and feedback
1. Assessment items will be marked within three weeks of submission.
2. Availability of marks and feedback will be notified via Canvas Announcements.
3. Assessments submitted after the due date and time, regardless of whether an extension was granted, may be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
4. Late submission may result in reduced feedback being provided.
Special assessment requirements
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend workshops, as participation in workshops is necessary for developing students' knowledge and competence in psychological testing and assessment.
Required IT skills
No specific IT skills are required for this unit.
Test materials necessary for unit completion will be supplied in class/online at no additional cost to the students. All readings are available on the Reading List on Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during workshops and/or Canvas will be deemed to have been received by all students in the unit.
- The unit conveners aim to respond to questions within 2 working days. This includes questions related to assessments. Therefore, if you ask questions within 2 working days from the due date, you may not get a reply before the assignment is due.
- Questions of a general nature, not involving personal details, should be asked on the discussion forum. This is to ensure that everyone receives the same information.