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PsychMeasure – Psychological Measurement

Associate Professor Tine Nielsen and PhD fellow Martin Stolpe Andersen

PsychMeasure conducts collaborative research in the interrelated fields of psychometrics and higher education psychology as well as health related areas of psychology, where psychological measurement scales/tests are used. The research, situated within a modern item response theory paradigm, contributes to the development of psychometric methods to enhance test and measurement scale development, development of high quality measurement scales/tests, or translation and adaptation of scales/tests into high quality Danish versions. Research into the relationships between psychological constructs as well as the intra- and inter-personal processes related to the use of tests, is also conducted.

The general aim of PsychMeasure is to conduct research that, through studies and projects, which within a modern item response theory paradigm contributes to enhanced use of high quality measurement scales and tests in higher education psychological and health-related psychological research and practice. More specifically PsychMeasure seeks to contribute significantly towards several of the below aims within these fields:

  • Development of psychometric methods or methodology to enhance test and measurement scale development.
  • Development of high quality (valid, reliable, bias free, etc.) measurement scales and tests.
  • Translation and adaptation of existing measurement scales and tests into high quality Danish language versions.
  • Establishing criterion and construct validity of particular measurement scales and tests.
  • Employment of high quality measurement scales and tests in research and practice..
  • Enhanced understanding of relationships between psychological constructs.
  • Enhanced understanding of the intra- and inter-personal processes related to the use of tests.

PsychMeasure to a large extent conduct collaborative research with international as well as national professionals and practitioners from psychological and related disciplines as well as research partners from other research institutions.

Some projects are:

  • Measurement of Motivation in Education
  • Psychological barriers for learning statistics
  • Learning styles of adult students and teachers
  • Measurement of psychological characteristics of Higher Education Students
  • Higher Education student well-being
  • Longitudinal measurement invariance
  • Translation and validation of the Parental Stress Scale into Danish