PSYCHOMETRICS | Università degli studi di Bergamo


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Basic knowledge of statistics applied to psychology (descriptive statistics, probability distributions).

Educational goals

At the end of the course, students will have attained knowledge and tools that are useful for describing the data and making statistical inference in psychology. Moreover, they will be able to identify the appropriate statistics for addressing specific research questions, to apply them, and to interpret the results will be evaluated. Furthermore, the students will be presented with several examples from different fields of psychology.

Course content

The course will present an overview of the main arguments linked to measurement in psychology and to statistical inferential methods of data analysis. Specifically, the following topics will be covered: tests for mean difference (single sample, independent samples, paired samples), chi-square test (equiprobability, independence, test of a model), analysis of variance, linear correlation and generalized linear regression model in some of its possible forms, such as normal linear regression and binomial logistic regression.

Teaching methods

Teaching will take place through lectures, practical exercises, and laboratory, with a focus on discussion and dialogue with the students, also with the use of slides.

Assessment and Evaluation

The exam consists of a written test. The test includes 31 forced-choice questions to be solved in 40 minutes which will permit to verify if the student has learnt the theoretical foundations and to assess his or her ability to apply the theoretical knowledge to real life problems concerning specific research and intervention contexts.
It will be assigned one point for each correct answer. The final mark is the sum of the scores assigned to each question. Students who will provide correct answers for all the questions will obtain the maximum mark (30 cum laude).
The marks will be sent to the institutional email of each student through the University information system.

Further information

The students not attending classes and the working students must adhere to the program described above. For any request, they can contact the professor either personally or by e-mail.
The information presented is useful and applies to both 5 CFU and 6 CFU courses.

In the case that the teaching has to be taught in mixed mode or remotely, changes can be made compared to what is stated in the syllabus, in order to make available the course and exams usable also in these ways.