
Course unit
PSYCHOMETRICS (C.I.)
PSP5070167, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit organization
Period 

Year 

Teaching method 
frontal 
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
 chisquared 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. 
Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
 Lecturing
 Laboratory
 Problem based learning
 Interactive lecturing
 Working in group
 Questioning
 Problem solving
 Peer feedback
 Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
 Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
 Use of online videos
 Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
 Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
 Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
 Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)

