133: Ethics and Test Interpretation---Measurement Matters

Subject(s)
DAY
August 08, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
Level
Intermediate
CE Credits
7
Enrollment Limit
50
Description
This intermediate workshop is designed to improve test interpretation practices by increasing the knowledge and application of measurement principles (reliability, validity, utility, norms) to tests/assessment methods frequently used in psychological assessment. Ethical standards and scientific principles that provide the foundation and specific research methods for empirically supported interpretation practices are discussed for tests of intelligence, psychopathology, achievemen and other measures. Participants will be better able to critically evaluate psychometric information provided in test manuals, interpretation guides, Mental Measurements Yearbook and the extant literature.
Learning Objectives
1. Articulate how ethics apply to test selection, administration, and interpretation.
2. Describe why measurement principles are important to consider in the selection, administration, and interpretation of psychological tests.
3. Apply the four broad measurement principles (reliability, validity, utility, norms) that provide the foundation for ethical psychological test use.
4. Apply the four basic approaches to test score reliability (internal consistency, stability, equivalence, interrater agreement) in judging the adequacy of psychological test scores and identify the statistical methods employed.
5. Apply at least five of the major approaches to assessing test score validity in judging the adequacy of psychological test scores and inferences and identify statistical methods employed.
6. Articulate the difference between test score validity (group application) and predictive or diagnostic utility (individual application) in judging the adequacy of psychological test scores and identify statistical methods employed.
7. Explain the importance of test norms for judging the applicability and ethical use of psychological tests and various standard errors of measurement.
Instructor(s)
Gary L. Canivez, PhD, Eastern Illinois University
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

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Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410