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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF TESTS
PSP3050674, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS1084, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THEORY AND TECHNIQUES OF TESTS
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-PS1084-000ZZ-2015-PSP3050674-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIANMARCO ALTOE' M-PSI/03
Other lecturers FRANCA AGNOLI M-PSI/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/03 Psychometrics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 ALTOE' GIANMARCO (Presidente)
AGNOLI FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
FINOS LIVIO (Membro Effettivo)
PASTORE MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 ALTOE' GIANMARCO (Presidente)
AGNOLI FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
FINOS LIVIO (Membro Effettivo)
PASTORE MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 ALTOE' GIANMARCO (Presidente)
AGNOLI FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)
PASTORE MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The student must have a good understanding of the concepts presented in the course Psychometrics
Target skills and knowledge: The course has the following objectives:
• To acquire statistical, methodological, and psychological competence necessary to know, select, and evaluate psychological tests
• To acquire the basic competence needed to manage, describe, and analyze data related to psychological tests using the free software R
Examination methods: Written exam, with questions regarding the concepts presented in the course.
Assessment criteria: Mastery of the concepts presented in the course and ability to use them in application settings
Course unit contents: First Part: Professor Gianmarco Altoè
- Measurement in psychology.
- Introduction to psychological testing.
- Basic elements of descriptive and inferential statistics. Correlation and linear regression, factor analysis. Applications based on the statistical software R for psychological testing.
- Methodological problems and phases in the construction of a test.
- Interpretation of test scores. Test reliability and validity.

Second Part: Professor Franca Agnoli
- Historical perspective of psychological testing
- Intelligence tests. Theories of intelligence. The problem of the definition of intelligence.
- Intelligence tests for adults: WAIS-IV
- Intelligence tests from a developmental perspective: WISC-IV
- Culture-free intelligence tests
- Controversies linked to the use of intelligence tests
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures about theories and applications to actual cases. Class exercises. Sample exercises in preparation for the final exam.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The examination is based on:
- Material presented in class (lectures, exercises, and readings)
- The required texts
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Boncori, Lucia, I test in psicologia: fondamenti teorici e applicazioni. Bologna: Il mulino, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Boncori, Lucia, I test in psicologia: esercitazioni pratiche. Bologna: Il mulino, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo