MAE4011 – Principles of Measurement

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Course content

In this course you get acquainted with the foundational theories and concepts in measurement.

The course covers the following overarching topics:

  1. Fundamental issues in measurement
  2. Technical and statistical foundations in educational measurement
  3. Reliability
  4. Validity
  5. Testing applications and interpretations

Learning outcome

Knowledge

  • understand the basic principles of measurement, particularly as they pertain to classical test theory, including reliability and validity
  • understand why and what we measure in education and related social science
  • problematize classical and contemporary issues around educational measurement, including the metric of measurement and sources of error

Skills

  • use classical test theory techniques to evaluate the quality of test data and to produce basic scale scores for examinees and survey respondents
  • interpret test scores

Competencies

  • apply the basic principles and procedures of statistics and measurement theory to educational and psychological measurement
  • incorporate the evaluation of the adequacy of reliability and validity evidence into decisions regarding the use of educational and psychological measurements

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

All students in the Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation Master program have equal access to the course. Other qualified applicants may be considered if there is capacity.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

It is recommended that you take MAE4000 Data Science parallell to this course.

Teaching

This course combines lectures, seminars and computer labs with data analysis tasks in statistical software environments.

Obligatory course components:

  • 80% attendance requirement for the lectures
  • participation in seminars and computer labs
  • completion of three individual written assignments

Examination

The exam consists of a 4 hour individual written examination covering all course material and topics.

You need to have successfully completed the obligatory course components before being allowed to sit the exam. If you do not fulfill these requirements, you must submit a written request to apply for an additional assignment prior to sitting the exam. The application must document stated reasons for absence beyond your control.

Previous exams

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

In accordance with the UiO quality assurance system, the course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Periodic evaluation of MAE4011 Principles of Measurement Autumn 2018

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English