PSK 315 Testing and Assessment (2019-20 Fall)

Elvin Doğutepe, PhD Office: G-410A Phone: 0312 246 66 66 / 1645 E-mail: elvind@baskent.edu.tr Class hours: Section 01: Tuesday 09.00-10.50 B-105                                             Friday 14.00-14.50 G-412                        Section 02: Thursday 09.00-10.50 G-404                                             Friday 14.00-14.50 G-412

ABOUT COURSE

The main aim of this course is to teach students the basic knowledge of psychological testing and assessment. Another important purpose of the course is to teach students the general knowledge of psychological testing and psychological assessment and the difference between them. Therefore, following topics will be covered through the course: Necessity of measurement in science, historical roots of measurement and psychometric, measurement in psychology, reliability, validity, item analysis, scale development, measurement of intelligence, measurement of personality, measurement of attitudes, ethical considerations in testing and assessment.

TEXTBOOK

Primary Textbook

Cohen, R. J., & Swerdlik, M. E. (2010). Psychological testing and assessment (7th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Suggested References

Gregory, R. J. (2014). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

GRADING

1 Project              20%

1 Midterm           30%

1 Final                  50%

Letter Grade Coefficient Score Interval
A 4,00 95-100
A- 3,70 90-94
B+ 3,30 85-89
B 3,00 80-84
B- 2,70 75-79
C+ 2,30 70-74
C 2,00 65-69
C- 1,70 60-64
D+ 1,30 55-59
D 1,00 50-54
F1 0,00 0-49
F2 0,00

SCHEDULE

Week Date Topic Chapters
1 24.09.2019 (01) 26.09.2019 (02) Introduction and Syllabus Review Psychological Testing and Assessment Ch. 1
27.09.2019 (01-02) Daha İyi Bir Bellek Mümkün
2 01.10.2019 (01) 03.10.2019 (02) A Brief Historical Perspective Ch. 2-3
04.10.2019 (01-02) Statistics Refresher
3 08.10.2019 (01) 10.10.2019 (02) Of Tests and Testing Ch. 4
11.10.2019 (01-02)  
4 15.10.2019 (01) 17.10.2019 (02) Reliability Ch. 5
18.10.2019 (01-02)  
5 22.10.2019 (01) 24.10.2019 (02) Validity Ch. 6
25.10.2019 (01-02)  
6 29.10.2019 (01) 31.10.2019 (02) Cumhuriyet Bayramı Ch. 7
01.11.2019 (01-02) Utility
7 05.11.2019 (01) 07.11.2019 (02) Test Development Ch. 8
08.11.2019 (01-02)  
8 12.11.2019 (01) 14.11.2019 (02) Midterm  
15.11.2019 (01-02) Answers of midterm
9 19.11.2019 (01) 21.11.2019 (02) Intelligence and Its Measurement Ch. 9
22.11.2019 (01-02)  
10 26.11.2019 (01) 28.11.2019 (02) Tests of Intelligence Ch. 10
29.11.2019 (01-02) Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Esra Güven
11 03.12.2019 (01) 05.12.2019 (02) Personality Assessment Ch. 12-13
06.12.2019 (01-02)  
12 10.12.2019 (01) 12.12.2019 (02) Clinical and Counseling Assessment Ch. 14
13.12.2019 (01-02)  
13 17.12.2019 (01) 19.12.2019 (02) Neuropsychological Assessment Ch. 15
20.12.2019 (01-02) Submission of Projects
14 24.12.2019 (01) 26.12.2019 (02) Presentation of Projects Ch. 10
27.12.2019 (01-02) General overview

Important Note: Any changes to this tentative schedule will be announced in class.