
Course unit
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (MOD. A)
PSP5070169, A.A. 2019/20
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19
Integrated course for this unit
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary Sector 
Credits allocated 
Basic courses 
MPSI/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 
Examination board
Examination board not defined
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
 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. 
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.

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)

