Assessing the psychometric properties and relevance of a scale for gauging multiple educational outcomes

: 3 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 2/4

A credible data collection instrument is imperative for the generation of quality information on which educational managers can make evidence-based decisions.

Keywords: Psychometric properties, Scale validation, Reliability, Validity,

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to enhance the capacity of aspiring Industrial Psychologists in assessing the psychometric properties and relevance of a scale.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the main psychometric properties that define the value of a scale
  2. Identify and assess the relevance of the core theory (or theories) underpinning the development of the selected scale
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the decision criteria underpinning the selected metrics for scale reliability and validity
  4. Determine the applicability of a selected scale, its limitations and considerations for extending its functionality.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
  • Please click on the CPD certificate link to claim your certificate and to update your CPD Manager

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