Nebraska Educational Psychology: Meet Betty Jean
Meet Betty Jean Usher-Tate, a University of Nebraska graduate student in educational psychology studying quantitative, qualitative and psychometric methods.
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- [00:00:04.126]This is the Buros Library.
- [00:00:07.420]It holds the world's largest collection
- [00:00:11.248]of commercially available tests.
- [00:00:14.817]The QQPM program, which stands for
- [00:00:18.290]Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods,
- [00:00:21.709]is actually a program where grad students
- [00:00:25.552]get the opportunity to design their own Ph.D.
- [00:00:31.060]There's a core set of courses,
- [00:00:33.328]and then after that, you'll get a chance
- [00:00:36.220]to be able to focus into either
- [00:00:39.119]the qualitative side of things, the quantitative side,
- [00:00:43.052]or with the psychometric, which does take into effect
- [00:00:46.812]both the quantitative and the qualitative.
- [00:00:49.748]My goal is get into management as a coordinator
- [00:00:53.078]within a state or district education office,
- [00:00:56.467]or a management position within a testing company.
- [00:01:01.411]This is the educational measurement book
- [00:01:04.230]that came out last year.
- [00:01:06.331]My advisor was asked to write
- [00:01:09.500]the first chapter of this book on the history,
- [00:01:13.246]and I got the opportunity with him to co-author the chapter.
- [00:01:18.885]If you've got the vision to do something,
- [00:01:21.641]or the dream to do something, you can get it done here.
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