Psych 208A: Proseminar on
Data Analysis & Visualization
Course Description & Prerequisites:
This one-month long proseminar is designed to introduce the concepts of
Data Analysis & Visualization, as they are used in Psychometrics. There
is particular emphasis on Prof. Young's work on these topics. The course
is both retrospective and prospective.
There are no prerequisite courses. This proseminar is designed for graduate
students who wish to be introduced to the topics of Data Analysis &
This is a one-month, one-unit course which meets on Monday and Friday from
9 to 10:15 from August 21st to September 18th. The couse involves 7 topics,
as shown in the schedule.
The readings give a general overview
of the Professor's 30+ year career. These readings are a subset of those
used in previous years, making for a less intense reading requirement than
in the past. An additional list of optional
readings is presented for those interested in a more in depth understanding.
These readings, plus the required readings, constitute the entire reading
list from previous years.
There is a final on September 18th. It is a written examination consisting
of a single question. The question is: "Integrate the material in this
course into a coherent whole". There are no other assignments other than
There is very complete set of related information prepared by William G.
Jacoby for his Scaling
and Dimensional Analysis course at the ICPSR
(Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research).
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