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 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.


Jan 16, 2023 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.
Jan 16, 2023 Google form for questions is available at this link.

Tentative course schedule 2023

In-person meetings are planned every 2 weeks on Mondays, 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 13 Seminar meeting: Introduction
Feb 20 Reading assigned (no meeting)
Feb 27 Invited talk: Yves Rosseel (Ghent University): Old and new approaches for including interaction and quadratic terms in structural equation modeling. Abstract
March 6 Reading assigned (no meeting)
March 13 Invited talk: Carolin Strobl (Univesity of Zurich): The "Botanical Garden" of Machine Learning - Understanding the Ideas behind Decision Trees and Random Forests Abstract
March 20 Reading assigned (no meeting)
March 27 Seminar meeting: Jana Dlouhá & Lubomír Štěpánek (ICS CAS & Charles University): Item dificulty prediction with text analysis Abstract
April 3 Reading assigned (no meeting)
Tue(!) Apr 11 Invited talk: Adéla Hladká (ICS CAS): DIF detection by comparing item response curves Abstract
April 17 Reading assigned (no meeting)
April 24 Invited talk: Jiří Lukavský (Psychology Institute CAS & Charles University): Use of eye tracking in taking tests Abstract
May 1 State holiday (no meeting)
Tue(!) May 9 Invited talk: Marie Wiberg (University of Umea): Nonparametric item response theory as an alternative to parametric item response theory Abstract
May 15 Seminar closing

Course credit requirements

The credit will be awarded to the student who is actively present and who hands in feedback by the prescribed deadline.

Course texts

Computational aspects of psychometric methods. With R. (Book in preparation)
Manuscripts related to invited talks.

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