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The award developed short training events (2-day and 3-day training workshops) and longer, 5-day summer schools. Another objective of this award was to sustain these learning resources as e-learning materials in a perpetual e-resource on psychometric methods. The lectures and hands-on practical sessions aimed to exemplify existing and recently developed methods for analysing and modelling psychological assessment data, using multiple software packages, both commercial such as Mplus, and free software such as R. Considering the growing impact of psychometrics on research and the wider society, the training was focused on topical issues surrounding the use of psychometrics in a diverse society, particularly where decisions can have an adverse impact on specific groups defined by social, gender, ethnic, cultural, religious, or disability factors. The research outputs from the grant were a series of training workshops and summer schools in Applied Psychometrics, developed and held at the University of Cambridge between June 2010 and April 2012. The archived documents are primarily presentations from these workshops (see Archived Documents link).


Original Project

This project was funded under the Applied Psychometrics II: Advancing Quantitative Methods in Psychological Assessment using freeware (R), Mplus and Stata and extended the work of the earlier Researcher Development Initiative in Applied Psychometrics award, both funded under the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative (RDI). Activities focused on the design, delivery, web-deployment, and maintenance of statistical techniques from intermediate level psychometric methods that could address issues of fairness and bias, technically referred to as measurement equivalence and differential item functioning (DIF), in psychometric test design and interpretation and assessment research more generally.

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This resource was included in ReStore on 2013-08-15, updated on 2013-09-09 and archived on 2022-07-20