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160048 UE Test theory and test construction for musicologists (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work



max. 40 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Außerdem findet ein TERMIN am 10.12., 09:00-19:00 Uhr statt. Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben.

Friday 09.12. 14:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Saturday 10.12. 09:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Friday 16.12. 14:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01
Saturday 17.12. 09:00 - 19:00 Hörsaal 2 Musikwissenschaft UniCampus Hof 9, 3G-EG-01


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar, first the theoretical foundations of test theory are presented. Subsequently, we discuss and employ the principles for the construction of psychological tests like item wording, item and scale analysis, reliability, validity. The aim of this seminar is to be able to construct a psychological test for different music psychological variable (e.g. musicality, performance anxiety or improvisation skills) or music relevant questions (e.g. which music product do most people like and why?).

Assessment and permitted materials

Regelmäßige Anwesenheit, aktive Teilnahme, Kurzklausur (ohne Hilfsmittel), Projektarbeit

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Kurzklausur + Projektarbeit (1-4: bestanden; 5-6: nicht bestanden)

Examination topics

Inhalte der Veranstaltung

Reading list

Bond, T. G. & Fox, C. M. (2001). Applying the Rasch Model: fundamental measurement in human sciences. Mahawah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Bortz, J. & Döring, N. (2002). Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation. Berlin: Springer
Bortz, J. & Schuster, C. (2010). Statistik für Human- und Sozialwissenschaftler. Berlin: Springer
Gulliksen, H. (1950). Theory of mental tests. New York: Wiley.
Linert, G. A. (1969). Testaufbau und Testanalyse. 3. Auflage. Weinheim, Berlin, Basel: Julius Beltz Verlag.
Moosbrugger, H. & Kelava, A. (Hrsg.) (2007). Testtheorie und Fragebogenkonstruktion. Heidelberg: Springer.
Rost, J. (1996). Lehrbuch Testtheorie Testkonstruktion. Bern, Göttingen, Toronto, Seattle: Hans Huber.

Association in the course directory

BA (2016): SYS-V
BA (2011): B05, B12
MA: M03, M09

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:35