APSY617-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Industrial and Organisational Psychology Measurement Issues

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


The objective of this course is to introduce and expand on measurement issues relevant within the field of Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Particular emphasis is placed on scale development, reliability analysis, validity assessment techniques, common method variance Issues, measurement bias issues, design issues, classical test theory. Critical thinking, relation of theory to practice, as well as reflection, both oral and written, will be strongly emphasized.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 437 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

DeVellis, R.F; Scale development: Theory and applications; 4th Ed; Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2017.

Recommended Reading

Fabrigar, Leandre R. , Wegener, Duane Theodore; Exploratory factor analysis; Oxford University Press, 2012.

Haig, Brian D.,1945-; The philosophy of quantitative methods :understanding statistics; Oxford University Press, 2018.

Taylor, C.S; Validity and validation; Oxford University Press, 2013.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,022.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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