The goal of the course is twofold; a student learns how to:
- construct question(naire)s to operationalize constructs;
- use statistical procedures to measure constructs and tests hypotheses concerning these constructs.
An obligatory part of the course is the participation in and succesful completion of assignments on the computer using SPSS. There are two sessions with different assignments. The SPSS practica need to be completed in the year in which one follows this course.
The final grade is determined using the exam grade and the average tutorial grade. Each tutorial the student receives a grade, consisting of (i) 2 points if the homework is completed using pencil and paper, plus (ii) a maximum of 8 points scored on a short mc test at the end of the tutorial. The average tutorial grade is the average over all tutorials after deleting the worst score for one tutorial.
The final grade is determined as follows. If the exam grade is higher than the average tutorial grade, then the final grade equals the exam grade, else the final grade equals (2*exam grade + average tutorial grade)/3.
Recommended PrerequisitesMTO-A-MAW & MTO-B-MAW
|Concepts and techniques that are subsequently discussed are; association and correlation, measurement and measurement scales, reliability, validity, construction of questionnaires, exploratory factor analysis, structural equation modelliing, confirmatory factor analysis.|
Type of instructions13 Lectures, 7 Seminars, 2 Practicals (presence at practicals is obligatory)
Type of examsPaper and pencil MC + passing assignments of practicum
- Julie Pallant, SPSS Survival Manual, Open University Press, Buckingham U.K., 2007 (3rd edition), ISBN 033522664. (De 2e ed. ISBN 0335216404 mag ook gebruikt worden.)
- Dictaat MTO-D-MAW.