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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP4068037, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
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 LIVIO FINOS 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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined


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: The exam is written. The total duration of about 3 hours. The knowledge and skills of the contents of the two modules are investigated with two separate exams. The two texts are given at the beginning of the exam. The final grade is the average of the two grades (provided that both have a score greater than 18).
Assessment criteria: The evaluation of the performance of the student will be based on the comprehension of the statistical methodologies and the ability to apply them autonomously in a research context.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: First part of the course (6 cfu) - Prof. Livio Finos
-Prerequisites review
-Outline of measurement theory and classification of measurement scales
-The main descriptive statistics and their measurement significance
-Random variables and probability laws, discrete and continuous
-Elements of sampling theory
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Distance learning
Additional notes about suggested reading: Not Mandatory, suggested as further reading:
MASSIMILIANO PASTORE (2015) Analisi dei dati in psicologia
Con applicazioni in R. il Mulino
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Domenico Piccolo, Statistica per le decisioni. La conoscenza umana sostenuta dall'evidenza empirica. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2010. Solo Parte I e II (capitoli da 1 a 11) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • Camtasia (video editing)
  • Latex
  • R