Applied Psychometrics


This web site presents materials developed under the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative grant “Advancing Quantitative Methods in Psychological Assessment” . The research outputs from the grant were series of training workshops and summer schools in Applied Psychometrics, developed and held at the University of Cambridge between June 2010 and April 2012.

From this page, you can access all of the materials from five short courses and two summer schools. These training courses take learners through the theory and applications of established and state-of-the-art psychometric methods in the social sciences. Each course comprises a combination of lectures, research examples, software demonstrations and practical computing sessions, using commercial and open source software packages (Mplus, R, and other freeware).


The tutorials can be used for distant learning. Guidance provided includes an introduction to each tutorial that covers learning objectives and the minimum entry level of knowledge for learners.