Nora P. Reilly, Ph.D.



Classes I Teach





Psychology 612

Psychometric Theory, Assessment, Appraisal, and Applications

Course description: 

Three hours lecture, demonstration, and discussion.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology.  A comprehensive survey of measurement theory and practice in psychology.  Topics covered may include scaling models, validity, reliability, measurement error and correlation analyses, multivariate correlational analysis, areas of assessment (vocational, personality, intellectual), the evaluation process, and the report-writing process.

  Cohen, R.J., & Swerdlik, M. E. (2005).  Psychological testing and measurement (6th ed.).  New York: McGraw-Hill.  [ISBN-13: 978-0-07288767-9]

  SPSS Manual from Psyc 610:  Green & Salkind, 4th Ed.

  Boslaugh, S.  (2005).  An intermediate guide to SPSS programming: Using syntax for data management.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  (Optional)

  Lyman, H. B. (1998).  Test scores and what they mean (6th ed.).  Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.  [ISBN 0-205-17539-2]  (Optional)

  U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (2000).  Testing and assessment: An employer’s guide to good practices.  Available at  (Optional)

 Other materials will include journal articles, chapters, and cases, as specified on the topical schedule.

Psychometric Geeks!