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Unit RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH

Course
Assessment of individual functioning in clinical and health psychology
Study-unit Code
40A00055
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Giulia Balboni
Teachers
  • Giulia Balboni - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Giulia Balboni
CFU
9
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Psicologia generale e fisiologica
Sector
M-PSI/03
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
The course covers notions on planning research in the field of psychosocial studies.
Reference texts
Recommended reading includes the following works:

(1) Primi, C. e Chiesi, F. (2005). Introduzione alla psicometria. Roma: Editori Laterza. 
Capitoli 1, 10 e 11. Paragrafo 2 (pag. 150-159).

(2) McBurney, D. H. e White, T. L. (2008). Metodologia della ricerca in psicologia (ed. 4). Bologna: Il Mulino. Capitoli 1, 2, 3 (leggere), 4 (pag. 77-80, esercizi pag. 96-98), 7, 8, 10, 11 e 13.

(3) Pedrabissi, L., & Santinello, M. (1997). I test psicologici. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Capitoli 7 e 8.

(4) One to be chosen from the following volumes:
a) Balboni, G., & Cubelli, R. (2011). How to use psychological tests for functional diagnosis: The case of assessment of learning disabilities. In T.E. Scruggs & M.A. Mastropieri (Eds.), Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Volume 24: Assessment and intervention (79-92). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
b) Balboni, G., & Cubelli, R. (2004). La specificità delle tecniche proiettive e i limiti del dibattito sulle loro proprietà psicometriche. Psicologia Clinica dello Sviluppo, 2, 195-216.
Educational objectives
The student who successfully completes the course will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge on planning research in psychology and on the methods used to investigate reliability and validity of psychological tests.
Prerequisites
Prerequisites are the basic topics of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Teaching methods
Theoretical lessons and practical training.Task-based learning/problem-based learning/inquiry-based learning. Project work.
Other information
Class attendance is strongly recommended.
Learning verification modality
Written exam (open and multiple choice questions) and an optional oral exam. The student will be assessed on his/her demonstrated ability to discuss the main course contents using the appropriate terminology. The student must demonstrate the ability to put into practice and to execute, with critical awareness, the activities illustrated or carried out under the guidance of the teacher during the course.
Extended program
The course covers notions on planning research in the field of psychosocial studies focusing on themes related to health and wellbeing in communities context.
Attention will be also paid on reliability and validity of psychological tests and on non-parametric data analysis.
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