MEASUREMENT IN THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
The goal of this two-credit course is to provide you with fundamental skills to identify, use and create scales and indices for research and evaluation. The course will be primarily based on classical measurement theory, yet we will discuss item response theory as well. We will also cover good measurement processes, including establishing and evaluating validity and reliability. We will address communication of measurement principles and applications to lay and scientific audiences. Throughout the course, materials will highlight the influence that culture and socio-demographics have on measurement tools and their validity.