Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Measurement
- East Baltimore
- 1st term
- Mental Health
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Class Times:
- M W, 10:30 - 11:50am
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:
- Read and evaluate scientific articles as regards measurement in public health
- Design and conduct studies of reliability and validity.
- Fit latent variable models, including factor analyses, latent class analyses, and latent trait analyses (IRT).
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on class participation, problem sets, and a final exam.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for all students
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