Scale Development and Evaluation
Calculate theories and scale back measurement issues related to social and health sciences. Gage concepts of reliability and validity and probe underlying theories. Consider psychometric evaluation. Compare Response Theory versus Rasch Modelling.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Identify theoretical and practical issues associated with measurement, scale development and evaluation
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the concepts of reliability and validity and their underlying theories
- Conduct traditional and advanced statistical techniques to evaluate the reliability and validity of a scale
- Conduct a Rasch analysis using specialised software
- Critically evaluate published research relevant to scale development, psychometric testing and item response theory
- Demonstrate verbal and written skills in relation to critically evaluating empirical findings associated with the development and psychometric properties of a scale.
- Theories of measurement
- Issues associated with measurement and scaling
- Principles of scale development and psychometric evaluation
- Item Response Theory and Rasch Modelling
- Practical applications of measurement and scale development
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Welcome letter
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-STA70002-Multivariate Statistics, or SWI-HMS780 ;
No special requirements
The subject gives students an understanding of the issues associated with measurement in the health and social sciences. Students will be introduced to the principles and practice of developing and evaluating scales and measures.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Quizzes — Online (10%)
- Assignments — 2 (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (50%)