Pearson Psychometric Laboratory

Who should apply


I have enjoyed the course. The readings and exercises/assignments have both educated me and given me a good sense of the quality of a master’s level course in measurement

The unit is suitable for people from many social research backgrounds.

However, four groups in particular have been seen to gain most benefit from enrolment.

  • Professionals in assessment and measurement of performance and attitude who know traditional test theory and are interested in learning the principles of modern test theory and Rasch measurement.
  • People in education, psychology, health care and health sciences who are concerned with outcome measurement.
  • People familiar with Rasch measurement and modern test theory (item response theory) who want to consolidate their understanding of first principles.
  • Students enrolled in higher degree studies and who require knowledge and evidence of studying educational and psychological measurement, espcially an introduction to traditional and modern test theory.