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PSYC8007 - Psychometric Testing

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Title:Psychometric Testing
Long Title:Psychometric Testing
Module Code:PSYC8007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Psychology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DON CROWLEY
Module Author:  
Module Description: How to choose and conduct psychometric tests and analyse results.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 identify situations in which psychometric tests are useful
LO2 determine criteria for the selection and application of a appropriate tests
LO3 construct and conduct a simple sensor-motor acuity test and analyze the results.
LO4 construct and conduct a simple general mental aptitude test and analyze the result and put that result into context
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Identify situations in which psychometric tests are useful
Recruitment and selection needs as well as training programs provide a range of situations in which psychometric tests can be useful it is however necessary to check whether the information can not be obtained through different channels.
Criteria for the selection and application of a appropriate tests
Investment criteria,Job profile,Training restraints,Cost in general,Construct and Content Validity.
Construct and conduct a simple sensor-motor acuity test and analyze the results.
Standard error of measurement /Standard Deviation /Correlation as well as interpretation of scores and context.
Project
Construct and conduct a simple general mental aptitude test and analyze the result and put that result into context
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Recruitment and Selection needs 1 25.0 Week 3
Essay Standard Error of Measurement and Reliability: Correlations and interpretation of scores 2 25.0 Week 8
Project Construct and conduct a simple sensor-motor acuity test and a simple, knowledge-based GMA test and analyze the scores 3,4 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture classic Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning independent study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classic Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning independent study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Robert Edenborough 2014, Assessment methods in recruitment, selection and performance, 3rd Ed., all, Kogan Papers London
  • Mike Smith, Pam Smith, 2005, Testing People at Work, 1st Ed., all, BPS Blackwell Oxford [ISBN: 1-4051-0818-5]
  • Coaley,K 2010, An Introduction to Assessment and Psycho-metrics,, 1st Ed., all, Sage London London
Supplementary Book Resources
  • J.P. Guilford, 2005, Nature of Human Intelligence, 4th Ed., all, McGraw-Hill NY [ISBN: 0070251355]
  • Neal Schmitt, David Chan 1998, Personnel selection, 1st Ed., All, Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, Calif. [ISBN: 0761909869]
  • John Rust and Susan Golombok 2001, Modern psychometrics, 2nd Ed., all, Routlegde London [ISBN: 9780415203418]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Schmidt,F.L ,Hunter,J.E 1989, The Validity and Utility of selection methods in personal psychology, Psychological Bulletin, 142(2), 216-74
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BHRMN_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management 7 Elective

Cork Institute of Technology
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