Master of Science
Randy G Floyd
In the literature, many methods have been used to assess the perception of time in individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of time estimation, production, reproduction, and discrimination tasks. Using psychometric terminology consistent with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, this study utilized classical test theory (CTT) and item response theory (IRT) to assess the accuracy, consistency, stability, difficulty, and discrimination of the four aforementioned methods of estimating time perception in college students (N = 136). At present, the tasks were able to demonstrate both validity and reliability through the analyses conducted and meet these psychometric standards. By meeting these standards, the evidence suggests that these tasks are tapping into the true construct of time itself and doing so in a relatively consistent manner. This research could inform future studies that wish to include tasks that assess perception of time in individuals.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
McNicholas, Patrick Joseph, "Measuring Time Perception: A Psychometric Analysis" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1831.