Introduction to Network Psychometric Analysis in Psychology

Start: 29 August, 2023
End: 01 September, 2023
Registration open: from 6/4/2023 to 22/8/2023

Introduction to Network Psychometric Analysis in Psychology

The Psychometric Network Analysis approach is emerging as a complement to latent variable models for the investigation of the complexity of psychological processes. 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. The Summer School also includes the participation of Prof. Sacha Epskamp as Invited Lecturer.



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


  • 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


PhD students, adjuct professors, research fellows, researchers, professors


Lectures, applications and exercises, and discussion of own research data. Exercises will be conducted with the R software of which a preliminary knowledge 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.


29 August (9.30 - 18.00)
Morning: Introduction to Psychometric Network Analysis, with examples of applications in psychology
Afternoon: Esercitazione

30 August (9.00 - 18.00)
Morning: Stability of estimates and confidence intervals, comparing populations, latent variables, violations of normality, reproducibility
Afternoon: Esercitazione

31 August (9.00 - 18.00)
Morning: Introduction to longitudinal and intensive designs, Multilevel Network Analysis, psychonetrics
Afternoon: Practice

1 September (9.00 - 18.00)
Morning: Lectio Magistralis: Sacha Epskamp, Invited Lecturer
Afternoon: Flash presentations of students’ projects


Online registration by 22 August 2023

The participation fee is: Euro 420.00 + VAT

Subsidised fees:

  • Euro 378.00 + VAT for graduates of the University enrolled in the Premium Services of the Università Cattolica Alumni Community
  • Euro 336.00 + VAT for PhD students of the Università Cattolica and for those who attended the Summer School "Analysis models for latent variables".

Payment can be made by one of the following methods:

  • Bank transfer: bank transfer details will be available in the email confirming enrolment. Please send, within five days from the date of enrolment, the receipt of the payment made to the following email address: claudio.prina@unicatt.it;
  • Credit card from the registration form.

€ 420 + iva: basic fee

€ 378 + iva: for graduates of the University enrolled in the Premium Services of the Alumni Community of the Università Cattolica

€ 336 + iva: for PhD students of Università Cattolica and those who attended the Summer School Modelli di analisi per variabili latenti: latent class analysis e item response theory



Scientific direction

Semira TAGLIABUE, Associate professor in Psychometrics, Faculty of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Giulio COSTANTINI, Associate professor in Psychometrics, Faculty of Psychology, Università Milano-Bicocca

Michela ZAMBELLI, Post-doctoral fellowship in Psychometrics, Università di Genova, Adjunct Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Sacha EPSKAMP, Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore



Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Formazione permanente, via Carducci 28/30 – Milano
Email: claudio.prina@unicatt.it, formazione.permanente-mi@unicatt.it
Tel. +39 02.7234 5701

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