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330.657.01 STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH: MEASUREMENT

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
1st term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  10:30 - 11:50am

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Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jeannie-Marie Sheppard
Course Instructors:
Prerequisite:

140.621-624, former 140.601-604, or 140.651-654, or consent of instructor

Description:

Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, quality of life, and the measurement of overall health status. Intended for doctoral students.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation, problem sets, and a final exam.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

For consent, contact:

jsheppar@jhsph.edu

Jointly Offered With: