NB Language spoken in course is Dutch unless English-speaking students participate
The course provides an overview of psychometrics in particular test theory. Test theory is presented from the perspective of both true-score theory and item-response theory including an exposition of reliability and validity in all their facets. Multivariate analysis techniques commonly used in evaluating and analysing tests, such as principal component analysis, logistic regression and discriminant analysis will be presented at a conceptual level.
A thorough understanding of the various theories and methodological approaches (data analysis techniques included) which are commonly used in the research programmes that are central to this master (achievement level 2);
The ability of critically selecting, studying and analyzing literature relevant to the issues and problems presented by the curriculum and the connected research programmes (5);
The ability to independently formulate, perform and assess scientific research at a level suitable to preparing scientific publications (7);
The ability to write scientific reports in English (8);
Advanced, up to date knowledge of quantitative en qualitative research methodology (9).
Will follow later on.
Mode of instruction
Five computer lab sessions
Written exam (40%)
Oral presentation (60%)
During this course Blackboard is used.
Furr, R.M. & Bacharach, V.M. (2008). Psychometrics. An introduction.Thousand Oaks: Sage
Van Ginkel, J. R. & Kroonenberg, P.M. Syllabus for the course
Please note that separate uSis registration is mandatory for lectures, seminars, exam and re-exam.
Registration for the lectures of the course is possible as of two months through one week before the first lecture at the latest;
Registration for the seminars of the course is possible as of two months through one week before the first lecture at the latest;
Registration for the exam is possible as of two months through one week before the exam at the latest;
Registration for the re-exam is possible as of two months through one week before the re-exam at the latest.
Students who don’t register cannot attend classes or take the (re)exam.