Applied Experimental Psychology and Psycho-physics

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge of basic statistics and probability theory

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Must have knowledge of the psychophysical methods that can be used to measure human perception, cognition, and performance, including:

  • Threshold and comparison methods
  • Quantitative methods for measuring psychophysical responses including, nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.
  • Transformation of data to relevant scales. Normalization and standardization.
  • Comparative and non-comparative scaling: paired comparison and semantic differential techniques.
  • Probabilistic choice models for paired comparison (BTL), and the concept of transitivity.
  • Descriptive analysis, including selection and use of censor panels for scaling experiments, word elicitation, selection, scaling and analysis.
  • Practical design of scales.
  • Design of scaling experiments.
  • Factor analysis

Skills

  • Carry out measurement and scaling of psychophysical responses.
  • Use statistical software for analysis of the results.

Competences

  • Can choose the appropriate psychophysical method for a given problem.
  • Have experience carrying out experiments using appropriate methods.
  • Can analyse the results from experiments using appropriate statistical methods.

Type of instruction

Lectures followed by exercises and/or lab-work.

Exam

Exams

Name of examApplied Experimental Psychology and Psycho-physics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnvendt eksperimentalpsykologi og psykofysik
Module codeESNPDPK1K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design