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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Course unit
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (MOD. A)
PSP5070169, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (MOD. A)
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA SPOTO M-PSI/03

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
PSP5070167 PSYCHOMETRICS (C.I.) ANDREA SPOTO

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: No particular prerequisites are needed.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at introducing basic concepts and methods of Psychometrics.

More specifically, the contents of the course are the following:

- Basic set theory
- Foundations of relations and functions theories; measurement scales
- Combinatorics and probability theories
- Discrete and continuous probability distributions
- Descriptive statistics
- Basic principles of statistical inference
- z test, t test
- chi-squared test
- Correlation
- Basic principles of analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Examination methods: The exam will be on computer. The exam will consists in solving numerical exercises includng also theoretical issues. The exam will last 2 hours.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will take into account both the correct solution of the exercises (with respect to the correctness of the obtained numerical result), and the logical sequence of concepts that underlie the exercise (i.e., the correct sequence of passages to reach the numerical solution). The appropriateness of the comments to the results will be considered too.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: - Basic set theory
- Foundations of relations and functions theories; measurement scales
- Combinatorics and probability theories
- Discrete and continuous probability distributions
- Descriptive statistics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons. A great amount of time will be devoted to practice.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The main materials will be the slides and the exercises. All these materials will be uploaded on Moodle after each lesson.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Aron, A., Coups, E. J., Aron, E. N., Statistics for Psychology 6th Edition. --: --, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Peer feedback

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • R

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