Seminar in psychometrics

This seminar covers computational aspects of psychometrics. It features local and visiting scholars who are invited to present current psychometric research. Talks are complemented by practical demonstrations in R, using educational, psychological and other behavioral data. Seminar can be taken repeatedly.

Taught as a course NMST571 and as a course OPDQ1P126B at Charles University. Enroll in SIS and Moodle.
Jointly held as the seminar of the COMputational PSychometrics group at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences and of CEMP. Seminar is co-hosted by Jiří Lukavský.
Webpage of a related course Selected topics in psychometrics
Previous seminar years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.


Feb 16, 2024 If you want to participate as a guest, please send me an e-mail. Hybrid form is expected, link for the ZOOM sessions will be sent to enrolled students and registered participants via e-mail.
Feb 16, 2024 Google form for questions is available at this link.

Tentative course schedule 2024

In-person meetings are planned cca every 2 weeks on Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 PM CET, plenary room 318, ICS CAS, Pod Vodárenskou věží 2, Praha 8. Invited talks are approximatelly 60 minutes long, followed by a discussion.

Feb 22 Seminar meeting: Introduction
Feb 29 Seminar meeting: Computational aspects of psychometrics and beyond
Mar 7 Reading assigned (no meeting)
Mar 14 Invited talk: David Lacko (Psychology institute CAS & Masaryk University): Dynamic structural equation models. Abstract
March 21 Reading assigned (no meeting)
March 28 Iván Pérez: BN2A Models: On Identifiability of Parameters and Structure Learning
Lubomír Štěpánek: Statistical inference for upper-lower index
April 4 Reading assigned (no meeting)
Apr 11 Invited talk: Hynek Cígler (Masaryk University): Response-scale format effects in questionnaires. Abstract
April 18 Reading assigned (no meeting)
April 25 Reading assigned (no meeting)
May 2 Benjamin Šimsa: Navigating missing data in multilevel autoregressive modeling
Michaela Vařejková: Factor Copula Models for Cyberbullying Data
May 9 Jan Netík: Leveraging language models to predict item difficulty from wording
Michaela Cichrová: DIF Effect Sizes
May 16 Seminar closing (no meeting)

Course credit requirements

The credit will be awarded to the student who is actively present and who hands in feedback by the prescribed deadline. For exam under the course OPDQ1P126B, students are required to hand in and/or present project/topic of their preference.

Course texts

Martinková P, & Hladká A. (2023). Computational Aspects of Psychometric Methods: With R. Chapman and Hall/CRC. doi: 10.1201/9781003054313
Manuscripts related to invited talks.

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