Case conceptualization, single case testing and diagnosing and writing a psychological testing report.
25 students can take part in this seminar. In case more students will sign up, we will select students by lot who will be moved to the alternative seminar 6.02.121_2_b Test construction applied.
Test construction, item analyses and scaling
25 students can take part in this seminar. In case more students will sign up, we will select students by lot who will be moved to the alternative seminar 6.02.121_2_a The assessment process applied.
The seminar covers theory and hands-on testing in neuropsychology.
Notes for the module
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Time of examination
The module will be tested by a practical exercise (test application and protocol / test construction).
Required active participation for gaining credits:
2 presentations or test executions
handing in 10 excercises
participation in discussions on other presentations
attendance of at least 70% in the seminars.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module: Students will acquire specific knowledge about psychological assessment, test theory and test construction, and will be trained to utilize this knowledge within a research or test development context and in applied settings. With respect to research applications they will learn about traditional and modern test theories and about their usage in the domain of applied psychometrics and the systematic design of interviews and observational methods. From the perspective of applied assessment, students will reflect on the assessment process as a whole. They will learn how to analyze cases (“case conceptualization”), how to plan and conduct the information assessment phase, how to record and summarize collected data and how to integrate across the multitude of information in order to draw conclusions about the case given specific diagnostic strategies (status vs. process assessment and norm oriented vs. criterion oriented assessment, including classificatory decisions). Finally, students will learn about the requirements of test and assessment report generation in written an oral form given a specific applied context. Ethical guidelines and quality norms will be an implicit topic in all courses in the module.
+ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking