LIVE STREAM – 4-day Statistics Short Course
An introductory 4-day course in the application of psychometrics. Participants should be proficient specific to the material covered in a two-semester graduate-level social science statistics course sequence.
- Measurement and statistical concepts specific to psychometrics
- Scaling, scaling models & scale development – stimulus, response and subject centered
- Validity – conceptual and statistical aspects necessary for evidential arguments
- Introduction to Factor analysis – traditional, IRT and SEM-based approaches/connections
- Reliability – classical and modern approaches to estimation of score reliability
- Introduction to Item Response Theory
Psychometrics is defined as the science of evaluating the characteristics of tests or other devices designed to measure psychological attributes of people. Tests are broadly defined as devices for measuring ability, aptitude, achievement, attitudes, interests, personality, cognitive functioning, and mental health. Application of psychometrics to psychology and social/behavioral science constitutes an organized effort to (a) properly use theory-based measurement procedures for the development of tests and other measurement instruments for inter- and intraindividual research designs and (b) incorporate current best practices for applying measurement theory, item/scale development, reliability estimation (classical and modern), factor analysis/IRT and establishing statistical evidence of score validity through a unified approach. advance knowledge in psychological and sensory processes. Participants will receive an electronic copy of all course materials, including lecture slides, practice datasets, software scripts, relevant supporting documentation, and recommended readings. Participants will also have access to a video recording of the course.
Instructor: Larry Price, Ph.D.
Larry Price, Ph.d. PStat is the Director of the Data Analytics & Methodology at Texas State University. This university-wide role involves supervising a team of quantitative methodologists in conceptualizing and writing the analytic segments of large-scale competitive grant proposals for funding agencies such as the Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Standards, and the Department of Defense in collaboration with interdisciplinary research teams. His research has been funded by agencies such as the Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Standards, and the Department of Defense.
APA Continuing Education Credits:
This course offers ? hours of Continuing Education Credits. Yhat Enterprises, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Yhat Enterprises, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Materials, downloads, recorded course video viewable for up to one year.