93512 - Psychometric Assessment

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  • Teacher Paola Gremigni

  • Credits 4

  • SSD M-PSI/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Psychology of Wellbeing and Social Inclusivity (cod. 5700)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will know the theoretical basis of psychological testing theories, and practical applications in the areas of health, well-being and social inclusivity.

Course contents

The measurement in Psychology according to the Classical Test Theory: true score theory, sources of error, and reliability. The validation process: test development, item analysis, and source of validity evidence. Statistical methods for validation studies: analyses of validity (structural, criterion, predictive) and reliability (internal consistency and stability over time).

Psychological measurement instruments: searching, choosing, adapting, and/or developing quantitative measurement instruments to be applied in the areas of psychological health, well-being, and social inclusivity after identifying specific target populations.

The application of tests in psychological contexts: scoring and interpretation of results of a test, assessment profile of cases, and drafting of written reports.

The course comprises theoretical parts, tools/measures presentation, and laboratory activities on the covered topics.

The course will take place during the first cycle of lectures (from October to December 2021) at the Department of Psychology in Bologna.


Scientific papers and other materials will be proposed by the teacher during the course to be used for developing the paper for the exam.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures to provide theoretical illustration of the course topics; interactive parts in which examples and cases will be illustrated and discussed in the classroom with students; students working in small groups; individual and/or group class presentations.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of a written paper on a topic assigned by the teacher and developed by a small group of students accompanied by an oral presentation of the results.

Teaching tools

Scientific papers, Power-Point presentation, and live data analysis.

Office hours

See the website of Paola Gremigni