PSY 361 Group Project, Creating a Measure

Students will create a measure working in groups of three (or fewer). It is important to note that when the projects are finished group members will evaluate each group memberís contribution to the group project. The results of these evaluations may result in partial credit for some group members.

Please provide the following information: (type the question/heading in bold and your responses in regular font). It is helpful to include appendixes with supporting documents and statistical output (come to my office to see examples from previous classes). The numbers in parentheses indicate points awarded for each item.

1. (1) What will you be using the scores from the measure for and for whom?
2. (1) What is your conceptual definition of the construct (include references, minimum of 2)
3. (1) What is your operational definition of the construct?
4. (.5) What item format are you using?
5. (.5) What are your measureís specifications (how many of each type of item would like to end up with)?
6. (.5) What are your guidelines for administering your measure?
7. (.5) Provide a copy of your initial item pool.
8. (.5) Provide a summary of feedback from having items evaluated.
9. (.5) Provide a summary of feedback from pilot testing items.
10. (1) Test items on a large representative sample; report demographics (who did you test;
how did you recruit them; N, Male/Female-nís, & average age).
11. Run statistics, (see SPSS handout) note your observations and include your rationale for decisions made based on the data.
        (1) Frequencies
        (1) Descriptives
        EFA
            (1) output used to evaluate and determine # of factors
            (1) output used to evaluate and determine items to keep and items to eliminate
        Reliability
(1) output used to determine items to keep and items to eliminate
            (1) reliability for factor(s)
12. (1) Report on your means for establishing validity and related statistical evidence of validity.
13. (1) Provide a copy of the final instrument and a description of guidelines for scoring and interpreting scores on the instrument.



 Group evaluations

Score each member on relevant contribution to the group project. Use the following scale:

0, did not contribute at all
1, contributed very little
2, pulled her/his own weight with regards to contribution
3, made a extraordinary contribution

Member
1)    :___
2)    :___
Yourself   :___

Describe your take on how each member contributed to the project:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



A member with a median score of 0 will only receive 1/3 of the earned points for the project.
A member with a median score of 1 will only receive 2/3s of the earned points for the project.

*Note, suspected misrating of others or oneself, will result in an oral inquiry about the project by the professor. Oral inquiries almost always reveal who did the work.