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Psychometrics I (6123)

Course outline

Teacher: Anastasios Stalikas

Course Hours: Wednesday, 15:00-18:00 Room: C1

Office: B10- New Building

Office Hours: Wednesday, 13:00-15:00 and by appointment

Ηλεκτρονική αλληλογραφία:  |  stalikas.anastasios@gmail. com

Tel.: 210-920-1702


The aim of the course is to learn the basic principles of psychometrics as a branch of psychology. The principles and postulates of psychometrics will be presented as well as those elements of the validity, reliability and weighting of psychometric tests that are considered the most important. In addition, we will carry out a historical review from the beginnings of Psychometrics to 1950 and we will deal with ethical issues and with the main theories that try to define the concept of -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_intelligence.

Lesson Process: 
My lectures will be based on both the literature and my personal experience and knowledge and will cover the material mentioned above. You are welcome at any time to comment on anything from or on what I teach. In my teaching I will ask you questions and then I will answer them from one or more angles and approaches. If you know the answer to the questions I ask, do not hesitate to suggest it._cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_
Consequently, your notes will be questions and answers to questions. In class talk, comment, criticize and argue. Express your positions, your beliefs and your opinions whether they are based on what you read or your personal thoughts. Eat and drink. We don't smoke. Be on time, attend all lectures and take good notes. 

Course Requirements and Assessment:
Final exam, in the exam period, worth 100% or alternatively a paper worth 50% of the mark and a final exam (50%). In order for the work to count you will need to be tested in the February exam period. The exam consists of 30-40 multiple choice questions. 


The books are: 

Stalikas, A, Galanakis, M., & Perzigianidis, X. (2018). (Eds) Basic Topics in Psychometrics. Athens: Pedio.


Stalikas, A., Triliva, S., & Roussi, P. (2012). Psychometric Tools in Greece. Athens: Pedio.

Class participation and attendance: 
Although attendance is not mandatory, participation in the presentations is definitely helpful, as a lot of information will be given in the presentations and only in them.


1st Lecture: 
• Introduction. 
• Definition of Psychometrics 
• Philosophy of science and psychometrics
• Measurement and evaluation
• Types of tests and trials
• Recognizing good tests

2nd Lecture: 
• Social bases of psychometric measurement
• Mathematical foundations of psychometric measurement 
• Psychological and philosophical foundations of psychometric measurement 

3rd Lecture: 
• Reliability and intelligence tests 
• Psychometry during the First World War

4th Lecture: 
• Validity Issues 
• Criterion Validity 
• Validity and Reliability Relationship 

5th Lecture: 
• Operational definitions
• Personality measurement: MMRI 
• Measuring interests: Strong Vocational Interest Inventory 

6th Lecture: 
• Intelligence and its parts: A factor analysis 

7th Lecture: 
• Content validity
• Internal stability
• Query Analysis 

8th Lecture: 
• Ethics
• Education
• Apply Criteria 

9th Lecture: 
• Conceptual validity 
• The movement against tests and psychometric tests

10th Lecture: In case of delay
11th Lecture: In case of delay

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