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School of Psychology
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
STATISTICAL METHODS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSP6074640, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PS2292, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination STATISTICAL METHODS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-PS2292-000ZZ-2016-PSP6074640-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANTONIO CALCAGNI' M-PSI/03
Other lecturers GIANMARCO ALTOE' M-PSI/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 01/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 ALTOE' GIANMARCO (Presidente)
CALCAGNI' ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)
PASTORE MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)
1 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 ALTOE' GIANMARCO (Presidente)
PASTORE MASSIMILIANO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of Psychometrics Statistics is required. Attend the course Data analysis for behavioral science is preferable.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of this short course is to offer students relevant insight in a few statistical methods which are commonly used in Developmental Psychology, enable students to use the statistical software R, and to help and advice them for data analysis realizations (data analysis and discussions of results)
Examination methods: Presentation and discussion of a complete data analysis report which will involve students selecting a case-study, performing data-analyses, and writing a final report showing findings.

Regular attendance of students in the course is a requisite for the final examination.
Assessment criteria: After the course students need to be able to understand subjects discussed during the classes and use data-analytic tools in an applicative fashion
Course unit contents: - Overview of the basic concepts in Statistics (3 h)
- Introduction to R (3 h)
- Analysis of real case studies (12 h)
Students will learn analysing and discussing real case studies in the domain of Developmental psychology. Case studies will be chosen by students under the supervision of the lecturer. Students will also select and examine in depth the most appropriate data analysis techniques to the chosen case studies.
- Presentation and discussion of the final findings (3 h)

Note: All the classes will be held in a computer room. In addition, international students can be supervised in English.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will start with a brief introduction with standard lessons. Next, interactive classes with discussions during lecturing time and group assignments will be organized.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides, readings, and data will be available on Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)