Courses: 5 CFU
1) Statistics: Power analyses, theory
2) Statistics: Power analyses, implementation in R and simulation approches
3) Experimental methods in clinical-translational neuroscience (literature review, hypothesis formulation, experimental designs, experimental techniques);
4) Matlab course.
1) Advanced course on Moderation and Mediation;
2) Growth curve models;
3) Multilevel Models;
4) Research Synthesis: An introduction, Meta-Analysis, and PRISMA Criteria;
5) Latent Profile Analysis;
6) Diversity in organizational contexts;
7) Theories and models of Personality research - part 2;
8) Twins and neuroscientific research;
9) Work performance determinants;
10) Scientific writing.
Seminars and lab activities: 15 CFU
VR course on environment and social context generation.
Research activities: 35 CFU
Research and courses chosen by PhDs and approved by the board of Professors: 5 CFU
Seminars for both curricula.
Monthly lab meetings.
Seminars, meetings and discussion with visiting scholars.
Method of preparation of the thesis
Articulation of the experiments/studies for the final thesis dissertation:
1) Choosing the background model/s;
2) Data recording (experimental or field research);
3) Experimental hypothesis and preliminary statistical approach.
Admission to the third year
Passing to the next year of the PhD course is based on the following two criteria:
1) Achievement of a minimum of 40/60 CFU from seminars, courses and research activities. Only for the CoSAN PhD: participation to at least 8 out of 12 monthly lab meetings organized by the SCN lab (Prof Aglioti). Each PhD student is asked to present their progress in the research project they develop in at least 1 lab meting;
2) During the second year of their PhD course, students are expected to become more independent and responsible for their project. the research procedures, data acquisition and dissemination. Data recording are expected to be started and in an advanced state.
3) Approval by the board of Professors of the PhD.
4) Starting the set-up/stay at their partner external institution (national/foreign). The period abroad is expected to last between 6 and 18 month overall.