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The Psychometrics Centre

Cambridge Judge Business School

The Psychometrics Centre provides courses on psychometric test development and use, ranging from simply putting a classical test online to designing and implementing your own adaptive test.


Dr David Stillwell and Dr Luning Sun run a four-session programme during the Michaelmas term that covers the basis of both classical and modern psychometric methods.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to psychometrics and psychometric principles
  • Classical test development and testing via the internet
  • Programming in R and Item Response Theory
  • Getting the most out of your online test

This course is for Mphil and PhD students who are designing, developing and implementing ability, personality or any other kind of psychometric test as part of their project. It is part of the Social Sciences Research Methods Programme. For details of other courses in this programme see the Course Website and SSRMC timetable. Note that 'not bookable' means 'not bookable yet'. Booking will open nearer the start date.

Psychometrics Centre Seminar Series

The Psychometrics Centre Seminars, held fortnightly on Tuesdays at the Cambridge Judge Business School site on Trumpington Street (opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum) at 4.00 p.m., provide a great opportunity for researchers at every stage to learn about advances in psychometrics and observe how modern techniques are applied in real life examples.

Dates and details of seminars (Michaelmas and Lent terms only)

If you wish to be kept informed, register here.

For additional self-guided learning, you can't do better than Statnotes, an online publication by David Garson of North Carolina State University that is constantly updated and free for educational use.

Training courses in Stata and R, as well as in other languages are provided by University of Cambridge Computing Services. These courses are bookable but places are limited. Details are provided on the Computing Services website.

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