330.657.81 STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH: MEASUREMENT
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
read and evaluate scientific articles as regards measurement in public health
to design simple measurement protocols
to design and conduct studies of reliability and validity
conduct and present standard quantitative analyses of measurement accuracy
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses., and 140.621-624, former 140.601-604, or 140.651-654, or consent of instructor