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Introduction to Network Psychometric Analysis in Psychology

An innovative model for representing psychological processes as systems of interacting elements that change over time: from theoretical foundations to the most recent applications
Summer & Winter School
Area tematica:
Psicologia; Psicologia; Sanità; Education & Social Work
Settore professionale:
Professioni psicologiche


Da: 27/05/2024
A: 29/05/2024

Scadenza iscrizioni: 19/05/2024

The Psychometric Network Analysis approach is emerging as a complement to latent variable models for the investigation of the complexity of psychological processes. By using network models it is possible to represent psychological processes as systems of interacting elements and investigate their dynamics of change over time.

The Summer School offers an introduction to this approach, considering its application to both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Practices will be proposed through the use of the statistical software R.

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  • PhD students
  • Adjuct professors
  • Research fellows
  • Researchers
  • Professors


Key features

  • The high scientific quality of the Faculty including an internationally renowned lecturer
  • The highly practical teaching approach, with the use of specific software (R)
  • The interaction with lecturers, including discussion of participants' research projects
  • The certificate of attendance and the Open Badge to facilitate visibility of the skills acquired, issued by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Thanks to the summer school, I have begun to use Network Analysis in a very systematic and productive way in my data analysis. We recently published a paper in a very impacted journal on the topic I presented at the end of the summer school.



At the end of the activities, participants will have acquired the following knowledge and skills, attested by the issuance of an Open badge after passing an assessment test consisting of a multiple-choice test and attendance of at least 75% of the total number of hours:


  • Dealing with the complexity of phenomena that are not directly observable through different measurement models
  • Knowledge of Psychometric Network Analysis as a model for managing the complexity of psychological processes
  • Data management (collection, analysis, visualisation and communication of data and results)


  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Use of R software
  • Interpretation of charts and graphs for data management



27 May (9.00 - 18.00)
Morning: Introduction to Psychometric Network Analysis, with examples of applications in psychology and practical session
Afternoon: Lectio Magistralis by Prof. Denny Borsboom (online)

28 May (9.00 - 18.00)
Morning: Stability of estimates, violations of normality, reproducibility, multigroup network analysis.
Afternoon: Practical session and application to participants' data

29 May (9.00 - 17.00)
Morning: Introduction to longitudinal and intensive designs, Multilevel Network Analysis, psychometrics
Afternoon: Flash presentations of students' projects

Lectures, applications and exercises, and discussion of own research data. Participants will be invited to apply what they have learned to their data using R, with the possibility of receiving feedback from the lecturers and tutor; they will be able to obtain feedback on future data analysis projects, or practice on datasets made available by the lecturers. A preliminary knowledge of the R software is recommended but not mandatory. Materials and videos introducing the use of the R software prepared by the lecturers will be shared as preparatory material at the Summer School.



Payment can be made by:

1) Bank transfer: bank transfer details will be available in the email confirming enrolment;
2) Credit card from the registration form.

350 + VAT; Full fee
315 + VAT; Fee for graduates enrolled in the Premium Services of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Alumni Community

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