Principal Investigators

M. Teresa Anguera

Professor Emeritus

Observational methodology

Roser Bono

Full Professor

Longitudinal data analysis: Monte Carlo simulation studies and empirical applications

Juana Gomez-Benito

Professor Emeritus

Functioning and recovery in mental health

Georgina Guilera

Full Professor

Development and validation of psychological tests

Research team


Juan Antonio Amador

Full Professor


Teresa Kirchner

Full Professor


Maria Teresa Barrios

Associate Professor


Jorge Escartin

Associate Professor


Ernesto Magallon

Associate Professor


Gomaa Said Mohamed Abdelhamid

Early Stage Researcher


Angela Berrio

Early Stage Researcher


Chuen Ann Chai

Early Stage Researcher


Estefania Daniela Guerrero

Early Stage Researcher


Laura Madonado-Murciano

Early Stage Researcher

Research Interest


This programme focuses on quantitative and qualitative methodology, with special emphasis on measurement and research designs. Research interests are at two levels: a) methodological, contributing to the study of procedures and analysis techniques of various types of data and to the development of methodological and technological advances, through simulation studies and software development; and b) applied, testing and applying these techniques and procedures in various substantive fields, such as mental health or physical activity and sport, among others.

Technologies & Methods


  • Behavioral assessment
  • Item Response Theory
  • Observational methodology
  • Analysis of regularities in behaviour
  • Mixed methods in direct and indirect observation
  • Multiple case detection
  • Mixed linear models
  • Mixed methods
  • Psychometric analysis
  • Psychological assessment
  • Simulation
  • Longitudinal designs
  • Software development

Featured Projects


    • Comparison between Linear Mixed Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models: Simulation Studies and Applications. Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. PSI2016-78737-P. Roser Bono


    • Integration ways between qualitative and quantitative data, multiple case development, and synthesis review as main axis for an innovative future in physical activity and sports research. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades / Agencia Estatal de Investigación / Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. PGC2018-098742-B-C31. Teresa Anguera


    • Research Group and Designs Innovation (GRID). Multimedia and digital technology applied to observational designs. Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca. Reference: 2017SGR1405. PI: M. Teresa Anguera


    • Research Group on Measurement Invariance and Analysis of Change (GEIMAC) in social and health fields. Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca. 2017SGR1681. Juana Gomez-Benito


    • R+D+I in Health Technologies (XarTEC SALUT). AGAUR and European Union Europea (Fons Europeu de Desenvolpament Regional). 2018 XARDI 00016. M. Teresa Anguera


    • Toward recovery in people diagnosed with a severe mental disorder: Definition, assessment and intervention (RECO-DAI). Ministerio de Innovación, Ciencia y Universidades. PID2019-109887GB-I00. Juana Gomez-Benito i Georgina Guilera

Featured Publications


    • Terroba, M., Ribera, J. M., Lapresa, D., & Anguera, M. T. (2021). Education intervention using a ground robot with programmed directional controls: observational analysis of the development of computational thinking in early childhood education. Revista de Psicodidáctica (English Ed.).


    • Izquierdo, C., & Anguera, M. T. (2021). The Analysis of Interpersonal Communication in Sport From Mixed Methods Strategy: The Integration of Qualitative-Quantitative Elements Using Systematic Observation. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 890.


    • Bono, R., Alarcón, R., & Blanca, M. J. (2021). Report Quality of Generalized Linear Mixed Models in Psychology: A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 666182.


    • Bono, R., Arnau, J., Alarcón, R., & Blanca, M. J. (2020). Bias, Precision, and Accuracy of Skewness and Kurtosis Estimators for Frequently Used Continuous Distributions. Symmetry, 12(1).



    • Gómez-Benito, J., Abdelhamid, G., Pino, O., Rojo, E., Vieta, E., & Guilera, G. (2020). Disability in bipolar I disorder: Application of Mokken scaling analysis and the graded response model to the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260, 506–513.


    • Barrios, M., Guilera, G., Hidalgo, M. D., Cheung, E. C. F., Chan, R. C. K., & Gómez-Benito, J. (2020). The Most Commonly Used Instruments in Research on Functioning in Schizophrenia. European Psychologist, 25(4), 283–292.


    • Maldonado-Murciano, L., M Pontes, H., Griffiths, M. D., Barrios, M., Gómez-Benito, J., & Guilera, G. (2020). The Spanish Version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further Examination Using Item Response Theory. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 7111.



    • Blanca, M. J., Alarcón, R., Arnau, J., Bono, R., & Bendayan, R. (2018). Effect of variance ratio on ANOVA robustness: Might 1.5 be the limit?. Behavior Research Methods, 50(3), 937–962.

Knowledge transfer & Innovation


  • Escala Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry en su versión española (SCIP-S): Instrucciones de aplicación y tres formas paralelas. 02/2007/6494. Oscar Pino, Georgina Guilera, Juana Gomez-Benito, J. Emilio Rojo, Julio Vallejo i Scot E. Purdon
  • Evaluation optimization of the psychoeducational intervention program Explora. Asociación Experientia. Maite Barrios i Georgina Guilera
  • Validation study of the final version of the test PRO3 of psychological training for athletes. Individual Sport Consulting, S.L. Georgina Guilera