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Department: Mental Health
Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

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 Objective(s):
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

Methods of Assessment: 60% homework 5% peer evaluation 35% final exam
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Consent is required for Special Student Limited, undergrads and for those students without the prerequisitive stats

For consent, contact:

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

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: