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Course unit
RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSN1032269, A.A. 2014/15

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2014)
PS1089, Regulation 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
1117618
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Course unit English denomination RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Campus PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIULIO VIDOTTO M-PSI/03

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032269 RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY GIULIO VIDOTTO PS1978

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/03 Psychometrics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching methods frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours Individual
study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 12/10/2014
End of activities 15/01/2015
Schedule of classes See the weekly schedule of the courses
Data Ora Aula Edificio
Thu 16 Oct 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 16 Oct 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 17 Oct 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 17 Oct 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 23 Oct 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 23 Oct 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 24 Oct 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 24 Oct 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 30 Oct 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 30 Oct 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 31 Oct 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 31 Oct 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 06 Nov 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 06 Nov 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 07 Nov 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 07 Nov 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 13 Nov 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 13 Nov 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 14 Nov 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 14 Nov 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 20 Nov 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 20 Nov 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 21 Nov 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 21 Nov 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 27 Nov 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 27 Nov 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 28 Nov 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 28 Nov 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 04 Dec 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 04 Dec 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 05 Dec 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 05 Dec 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 11 Dec 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 11 Dec 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 12 Dec 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 12 Dec 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 18 Dec 2014 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 18 Dec 2014 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 19 Dec 2014 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 19 Dec 2014 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 08 Jan 2015 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 08 Jan 2015 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 09 Jan 2015 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 09 Jan 2015 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 15 Jan 2015 12.30-13.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Thu 15 Jan 2015 13.30-14.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 16 Jan 2015 14.30-15.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2
Fri 16 Jan 2015 15.30-16.15 3F PSICOLOGIA 2

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 VIDOTTO GIULIO (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
NUCCI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 VIDOTTO GIULIO (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
NUCCI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 VIDOTTO GIULIO (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
NUCCI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
2 2015 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 VIDOTTO GIULIO (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
NUCCI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic descriptive and inferential statistics notions are needed as well as some basic notions about research methodology in Psychology
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing knowledge about the main research designs (experimental and quasi-experimental) applied in Psychology. Particular attention will be devoted to small sample size and single-subject methodologies . Furthermore, a great attention will be devoted to specific data analysis methods (both parametric and non-parametric) by means of the statistical software R.
Examination methods: Written with possible oral integration
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will include the acquisition of the theoretical aspects, the ability in applying the introduced research designs and in analyzing the obtained data.
Course unit contents: - Elements of test theory and techniques (reliability, validity, responsiveness)
- Experimental, quasi-experimental and single-subject research designs in clinical psychology
- Parametric (linear models) and non-parametric data analysis techniques
- During the course practice will be carried out on data collected in clinical psychology research, by means of the statistical software R.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons and computer exercises. Students are warmly invited to attend the lessons in order to facilitate the acquisition of competencies not achievable by only studying text books.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is suggested to use the materials available on the course website
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kazdin, A E, Metodi di Ricerca in Psicologia Clinica. Bologna: Il Mulino, 1996. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Crivellari, F, Analisi Statistica dei Dati con R. --: Apogeo, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Vidotto, G., & Cioffi, R., La verifica della terapia. In Galeazzi A., & Meazzini G., “Mente e comportamento. Trattato italiano di psicoterapia cognitivo-comportam. Firenze: Giunti, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • http://www.cosmin.nl/publications_6_0.html, --. --: --, --.