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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032304, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TESTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PASQUALE ANSELMI M-PSI/03

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

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

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.2017 course timetable

Prerequisites: Knowledge gained from methodological disciplines.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with the theoretical and methodological knowledge concerning the use of tests in organizational settings. Topics about the choice of tests and the evaluation of their metric properties will be addressed. Moreover, the course aims to provide students with the skills that are needed for critically analyzing and evaluating the functioning of the tests, and to promote the attainment of transversal skills, such as interpersonal and communication skills.
Examination methods: Written exam with short answers and multiple choice theoretical questions, and statistical exercises which assess the ability to compute and interpret statistical procedures. The exam takes 2 hours. It is allowed to use a formulary during the exam. Books and slides are not allowed.
Assessment criteria: Theoretical and methodological knowledge about the use of tests in organizations will be evaluated, as well as the capability to define, apply and interpret appropriate statistical procedures for the evaluation of metric properties of tests.
Course unit contents: - Psychological tests
- Use of tests in organizations
- Types of tests
- Reliability and validity of a test
- Item analysis
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons, exercises, group works.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides of the course are sufficient for the final exam.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Argentero, Piergiorgio, <<I >>test nelle organizzazioniPiergiorgio Argentero. Bologna: Il mulino, --. Testo consigliato per approfondimenti (non obbligatorio) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Boncori, Lucia, <<I >>test in psicologiafondamenti teorici e applicazioniLucia Boncori. Bologna: Il mulino, 2006. Capitoli 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9. Testo consigliato per approfondimenti (non obbligatorio) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Winsteps (Rasch Software)

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