Psychological Testing (Theory)

(As per Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Syllabus-)

From the academic year 2021-22

TYBA-  Semester V

DSE 1 C (3): PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING (THEORY) + (1) TESTING PROJECT

After completing the course, student should be able to:
CO1: Describe the concept of psychological test, reliability, validity and norms.
CO2: Classify and categorize psychological tests, reliability- validity-norms types.
CO3: Identify the reliability and validity of psychological tests,
CO4: Evaluate the types of norms.
CO5: Conduct testing project for behaviour analysis.


UNIT-1: INTRODUCTION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

1.1: What is psychological test? History
1.2: Classification, characteristics
1.3: Steps in test construction
1.4: Ethical issues in test construction

UNIT-2: RELIABILITY OF TESTS

2.1: Reliability: Meaning, true score estimation
2.2: Types: Test-retest, Split-half, Parallel-form and Scorer reliability
2.3: Standard error of measurement
2.4: Reliability- Influencing factors and improvement techniques

UNIT-3: VALIDITY OF TESTS

3.1: Validity: Meaning,
3.2: Types: Content, criterion and construct
3.3: Convergent and discriminant validity
3.4: Validity: Statistical calculation method

UNIT-4: NORMS

4.1: Meaning of norms, Norm-referencing and Criterion-referencing tests
4.2: Types of norms: Age, grade, percentile and standard-score norms
4.3: Injunctive norms, descriptive norms, consensus norms, critical norms
4.4: Reciprocity norms, social-responsibility norms, situational norms

FOR 1 CREDIT: GROUP TESTING:

1. For group testing, a small sample (n=30 at least) should be taken.
2. Any one standardized psychological test should be administered to the sample.
3. Responses should be scored as per the instructions given in the manual.
4. Report for group testing should be structured as follows:
a. Purpose of the group testing
b. Description of the test, e.g. author, psychometric properties, uses of test.
c. Tabular presentation of scores and results
d. Qualitative analysis, if applicable
e. Interpretation at group level
f. Any other relevant finding
g. Conclusion
h. References

READINGS:-

Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (2009). Psychological testing. N.D.: Pearson Education.
Asch, S. E. (1955). Opinions and social pressure. Scientific American, 193, 31- 35.
Desai, B. and Abhyankar, S.C. (2001). Prayogik Manasashastra ani Samshodhan Paddhati. Pune:
Narendra Prakashan.
Hechter, M. and Opp, K. D. (2001). Social Norms. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Kaplan R.M.& Saccuzzo D.P.(2005) Psychological Testing,Principles ,Applications and Issues.Sixth Ed. Cengage Learning India, Pvt Ltd.
Sherif, M. (1936). The Psychology of Social Norms. New York: Harper and Row. Asch, S. (1952). Social Psychology. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall) Singh, A.K. (2006). Tests, Measurements and research methods in behavioural sciences. Patna: Bharati Bhavan.