Course GEDU 714 | Every spring semester.
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education
General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.
Objectives or Outcomes:
- Understanding of the basic theory in measurement of individual differences
- Understanding of the models and methods for using data in practical situations, such as, test construction, diagnosis, counseling, selection, and classification
- Interpreting test scores and scales
- Understanding how tests currently in use were developed, validated, and assessed for reliability
- Constructing a test or scale
- Evaluating a standardized test
- Measurement scales
- Measurement models-- Classical true model, IRT, and cognitive test theory
- Test construction
- Evaluation of a test
- Item analysis, factor analysis
- Test scoring and interpretation
Required Course Textbooks:
Popham, W. J. (1991). Modern educational measurement: A practitioner's perspective (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Carmines, E. G. and Zeller, R. A. (1979). Reliability and validity assessment. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
DeVellis, R. F. (1991). Scale development: Theory and applications. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Silverlake, A.C. (1999). Comprehending test manuals: A guide and workbook. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing.
Kim, J., and Mueller, C. W. (1978). Introduction to factor analysis. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.
Suen, H. K. (1990). Principles of test theories. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.