2023-2024 / PEDA4056-1

introduction to psychometrics


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Christian Monseur

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course introduces the theories and methods of measurement in psychological and educational sciences. It consists of:
1. An introduction devoted to (i) the definition of the measurement concept , by comparison with the concept of evaluation and (ii) the theoritical and practical problems of the measure in human sciences, as well as the different steps of the measurement process;
2. The developement of the measurement framework ;
3. The writting of the questions;
4. The preparation of the measurement instrument and the conception of complex test designs;
5. The Classical Test Theory
6. The Item Response Theory models and in particular the one parameter logistic model
7. The validity of the measure.
The cours will start by a presentation of the different statistical notions frequently used in the course.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course aims at :
1. Familiarizing students with the fundamental concepts of psychometrics ;
2. Making students sensitive to the measurement problems encoutered in human sciences ;
3. Describing the rules and procedures for the elaboration of a measurement instrument ;
4. Enabling students to compute and interpret several psychometric indices from the Classical Test Theory

5. Initiating students to Item Response Theory models

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Talk and exercises

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

The course notes and the slides are available on myulg.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

The assessement consists of 40 True-False questions and 5 exercises. The True-False section represents 80% of the score.

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Students are not allowed to record the lecture


Christian Monseur
++ 32 4 366 20 95

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