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Faculty of Psychology
Course unit
PSO2043165, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Course unit English denomination PSYCHOMETRICS MOD. A
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge GIULIO VIDOTTO M-PSI/03

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/03 Psychometrics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

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Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Equations and inequalities of the first and second degree; equation of line, of the parabola and of the circle in the plan, trigonometry: key relationships and functions; properties of powers and logarithms; elements of set theory, the concept of relation, function and properties; knowledge of elementary functions; basic geometry concepts.
Target skills and knowledge: This course covers statistical concepts and methods that can be applied in psychological research. The course is intended to provide a conceptual understanding of basic statistical procedures for exploring and understanding data in applied research. It also helps students develop the computational skills needed to carry out statistical procedures in practical settings.
Examination methods: written with possibility of oral supplementation
Assessment criteria: The assessment of student performance will be based on the understanding of proposed statistical methods and on their ability to apply them independently in a research context.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: First part (6 cfu) - Prof. G. Vidotto
1) Prerequisites review
2) Outline of measurement theory and classification of measurement scales
3) The main descriptive statistics and their measurement significance
4) Random variables and probability laws, discrete and continuous
5) Elements of sampling theory
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Distance learning.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Cristante F., Mannarini S. (2003). "Psicometria". Il Mulino, Bologna.
- Cristante F., Lis A., Sambin M. (2001). "Statistica per psicologi". Giunti, Firenze. (Par.: da I.1 a I.5, da II.1 a II.3, da III.1 a III.4, III.6, Cap. V).

Recommended texts for insights and exercises:
- Ercolani A., Areni L., Leone L. (2002), Statistica per la psicologia: Fondamenti di psicometria e statistica descrittiva (Vol. I), Statistica inferenziale e analisi dei dati (Vol. II). Il Mulino, Bologna.
- Cristante F., Lis A., Sambin M. (1991). "Problemi di statistica per psicologi". Giunti, Firenze.
- Spiegel M.R. (1994). "Statistica. 975 problemi risolti". McGraw-Hill, Milano.
- Vidotto G., Xausa E., Pedon A. (1996). "Statistica per psicologi". Il Mulino, Bologna.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cristante F., Mannarini S., "Psicometria". Bologna: Il Mulino, 2003.
  • Cristante F., Lis A., Sambin M, "Statistica per psicologi". Firenze: Giunti, 2001.