Course: Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement

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Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement

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William Eaton, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, and Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos

Originally Offered:

Fall 2006

Offered By:

Department of Mental Health

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Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairment and disability, quality of life, and the measurement of overall health status. Intended for doctoral students.