Basics of Measurement in Psychology

Basics of Measurement in Psychology

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 45

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Komidar Luka, izr. prof. dr. Podlesek Anja

Content

Psychological measurement:
object of measurement, theory of measurement, direct and indirect measurement, psychometric properties.

Measurement of sensitivity:
basic concepts, classical psychophysics (method of adjustment, method of limits, method of constant stimuli), signal detection theory (yes-no method, method of forced choice), estimation of subjective certainty adaptive methods and their comparing advantage.

Scaling:
basic concepts, discriminative scaling (Fechner's scaling, method of paired comparisons, ranking method), interval scaling (method of equal appearing intervals, method of equisection), rational scaling (method of ratio production, magnitude estimation), other scaling methods; psychological scaling, development and analysis of scales, Likert scale, Guttman scale.

Problems in psychological measurement:
measurement errors, stimulus-response transformations, context effects, validity issues.