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Livestream Seminar


A 3-Day Livestream Seminar Taught by

Matthew Diemer
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Schedule: All sessions are held live via Zoom.

Thursday and Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm ET (New York time): Live lecture via Zoom
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm ET: Live lecture via Zoom

Psychometrics is the science of how we measure the psychological attributes of people. These attributes include abilities, aptitudes, achievement, attitudes, interests, personality traits, cognitive functioning, and mental health.

The theoretically-informed and precise measurement of such latent phenomena is an essential component of many of the things we hold dear. These include scientific advances (e.g., can I make a claim that I am measuring what I purport to measure?), educational placement decisions (e.g., should a child be placed into a gifted program?), statistical power (e.g., is my measure precise enough to suggest that X predicts Y?), and other key considerations.

This seminar emphasizes the conceptual understanding and application of psychometric principles. These techniques provide a powerful way to identify and remediate bias in measurement, as well as to make equity-informed claims in the language of psychometrics.

Starting April 7, we are offering this seminar as a 3-day synchronous*, livestream workshop. Each day will consist of a live lecture held via the free video-conferencing software Zoom. You are encouraged to join the lecture live, but will have the opportunity to view the recorded session later in the day if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time.

This seminar is thoroughly hands-on; approximately 60% of the seminar will be spent in lecture and small group discussion, with the remaining 40% in instructor-led hands-on learning of psychometric techniques.

*We understand that scheduling is difficult during this unpredictable time. If you prefer, you may take all or part of the course asynchronously. The video recordings will be made available within 24 hours of each session and will be accessible for four weeks after the seminar, meaning that you will get all of the class content and discussions even if you cannot participate synchronously.

Closed captioning is available for all live and recorded sessions.

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