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Free Psychometric Testing Course: Psychometrics MOOC

PsyAsia International offered the World's First Psychometrics MOOC in 2015. This Free Psychometric Testing Course is facilitated by an award-winning Psychologist. Follow us to ensure you know when we open future runs of this popular course.

Psychometrics MOOC

The following details the course outline for PsyAsia International’s Free Online Training in Psychometric Testing; our Psychometrics MOOC.  This is a professional online training course in psychometric testing at work delivered over 10 weeks by an award-winning registered psychologist.

For full details of how the course works and to register, please go to our Psychometrics MOOC main page.

Free Psychometric Testing Course Methodology

  • 54 Units of HD quality Video Lessons released over 10 Modules
  • In-Lesson Quizzes for each Unit with immediate feedback
  • End of Module Quizzes for every Module
  • Discussion Forum for each Module – some with set topics; others open
  • Q&A Forum for each Module
  • Weekly “Real-time” Video from Facilitator covering Discussions & Questions raised by Learners, wrapping up current Module and introducing next Module
  • 2 Peer-reviewed Assignments
  • 2 Live Online Sessions with the facilitator and Learners
  • Interviews with real Test Publishers
  • End of Course Exam
  • Social Forum

Workload for the Psychometrics MOOC

Whilst some weeks of the Psychometrics MOOC are fairly light in terms of workload, others are rather heavy. We recommend setting aside an average of about 3-4 hours per week depending on your learning style and speed in order to do this course justice and participate in as many of the above methodologies as possible.

Is the Psychometrics MOOC for me?

The course has been designed for those without a background in psychology or psychometrics. It is intended as a comprehensive, yet introductory course to aid competent selection and basic use of psychometric ability, aptitude and personality tests for workplace decisions. The psychometrics MOOC will be invaluable for those in Recruitment and Human Resources, for Line Management and Supervisors, Consultants, Career Counsellors, and for students of HRM, Business, Management and I-O Psychology.

Whilst the course is comprehensive, there is even more to learn about psychometrics. Please keep this in mind and acknowledge that you may wish to pursue further and deeper learning at a later stage. You may consider gaining internationally recognized qualifications in psychometric testing at work through our Online BPS Level 1 & 2 and EFPA Test User Psychometrics Training or our face-to-face BPS & EFPA Certification Training in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Psychometrics MOOC Syllabus

Free Online Training in Psychometric Testing Course Syllabus

Free Psychometric Testing Course: Unit 1 - What is a psychometric test

Unit 2 - What makes a test psychometric

Unit 3 - The importance of standardization

Unit 4 - Psychological vs psychometric

Unit 5 - Why use psychometric tests

Unit 6 - Why train to use psychometric tests

Unit 7a - What is job analysis

Unit 7b - Interview methods of job analysis

Unit 7c - Non-interview methods of job analysis

Unit 8 - Using O-Net

Free Psychometric Testing Course: Unit 9 - Competency frameworks

Unit 10 - Assessment methods

Unit 11 - Using job analysis results

Unit 12a - What is test reliability

Unit 12b - Why is reliability important

Unit 12c - Basic correlation

Unit 13 - Internal consistency reliability

Unit 14 - Test-retest reliability

Unit 15 - Parallel forms reliability

Unit 16 - Test manuals - internal consistency

Unit 17 - Evaluating test manuals -test-retest

Unit 18 -Test score confidence and error

Unit 19 - Effect of error on score confidence

Unit 20 - Error when comparing test scores

Unit 21 - Introduction to validity

Unit 22 - Face validity

Unit 23 - Content validity

Unit 24 - Construct validity

Unit 25 - Criterion-related validity

Unit 26 - Evaluating test manuals - construct validity

Unit 27 - Evaluating test manuals - criterion validity

Unit 28 - Why learn test administration

Unit 29 - Before the session

Unit 30a - Introducing the session

Unit 30b - Administering ability tests

Unit 30c - Administering personality tools

Unit 31 - Dealing with candidate questions

Unit 32 - After the session

Unit 33 - Criterion-referencing & norm-referencing

Unit 34 - Choosing norm groups

Unit 35 - Calculating percentile scores

Unit 36 - The linearity problem

Unit 37 - Standardized scores

Unit 38 - Transforming scores

Unit 39 - Scoring by hand

Unit 40 - Issues in test score interpretation

Unit 41a - Interpreting ability and aptitude tests -1

Unit 41b - Interpreting ability and aptitude tests - 2

Unit 41c - Interpreting ability and aptitude tests - 3

Unit 42 - Ways of assessing personality

Unit 43 - Interpreting personality assessments - style scales

Unit 44 - Interpreting personality assessments - global scales

Unit 45 - Interpreting personality assessments - primary scales

Unit 46 - Interpreting personality assessments - derived models

Unit 47 - Why feedback to candidates

Unit 48 - Why feedback to decision-makersUnit 49 - Aptitude feedback to candidates

Unit 50 - Aptitude feedback to decision-makers

Unit 51 - Personality feedback to candidates

Unit 52 - Personality feedback to decision-makers

Unit 53 - Ethical issues in psychometrics

Unit 54 - Data protection issues in psychometrics

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