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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
SCALE DEVELOPMENT PSK412 ------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER-------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn how different types of psychological tests and scales are developed.
2) Will become acquainted with qualifications that tests and scales must have.
3) Will learn steps utilized in test and scale development.
4) Will learn how test and scale items are written.
5) Will learn statistical methods that are utilized in development of tests/scales and norms.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Started, Stages of Test Development
2nd Week Standards for Psychological Scales and Tests
3rd Week Strategies for Item and Test Development
4th Week Validity
5th Week Reliability
6th Week Achievement Tests
7th Week Ability Tests
8th Week Personality Tests
9th Week Mid-term and Intelligence Tests
10th Week Norm Development
11th Week Test Settings
12th Week Language Related Issues
13th Week Test Revision
14th Week General Evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGDowning, S. M., & Haladyna, T. M. (2006). Handbook of test development. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., Publishers.
Cohen, R. J., & Swerdlik, M. E. (2010). Psychological testing and assessment (7th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Grimm, L. G., & Yarnold, P. R. (2000). Reading and understanding more multivariate statistics. Washington DC: APA.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers,Presentation,Other
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Quiz440
Total(%)70
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)70
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)30
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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