This course covers basic research methods and issues in psychometrics and clinical psychology research. Topics include: Scales of measurement, norms and standard scores, reliability , psychometric validity, experimental design validity, test and scale construction strategies, current clinical research objectives and designs, major threats to valid inferences in clinical research, experimental and statistical methods of control, the design of psychotherapy efficacy studies, and the identification of clinically significant client changes.
- a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of clinical research;
- an oral proficiency in understanding the genesis of psychometrics; an ability to identify, analyze, and question the origin of various research models;
- a familiarity with understanding the rationale of clinical research to the field of psychology.