(Online) IRT, CAT and Machine Learning Summer School 2020

Organised by

University of Cambridge


Dr Chris Gibbons, Dr Aiden Loe


23/08/2021 - 27/08/2021


The Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG


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Cambridge Psychometrics Centre
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 769483


(Online) IRT, CAT and Machine Learning Summer School 2020

This 5-day Summer School combines two of our most popular courses (“Item Response Theory (IRT) and Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) in R and Concerto” and “Machine Learning in R for Social Scientists”) into a program tailored for researchers and practitioners in the social and health sciences. It is suitable for those taking their first steps in R programming, psychometrics, and machine learning, but also for those who already have a solid understanding and wish to advance their skills. There's also the option to attend just the first 3 days which focus on data science.

The course is taught by Dr Chris Gibbons (MD Anderson/The Psychometrics Centre) and Dr Aiden Loe (The Psychometrics Centre). Aiden and Chris have delivered variants of these courses in Cambridge and around the world at universities, hospitals, private organisations and government institutions in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, and the United States. They are actively using these techniques in cutting-edge research projects and will help you to develop your practical skills in addition to your theoretical understanding of the key concepts.

For those who are new to R, some additional materials will be given to you before the workshop so that you can familiarise yourself with the syntax and working environment. There are no obligations to complete these additional materials, but it will undoubtedly hasten the learning pace during the workshop. Those with experience in these domains will also encounter challenging content and develop their knowledge under the supervision of our experienced instructors.


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)



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