Research and Innovation Group on Designs (GRID)

ORCID Research Profile


Position: Full Professor

Contact details


Prof. Ma. Teresa Anguera Argilaga

Department of Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa

Faculty of Psychology, Pg. de la Vall d’Hebron 171

08035 Barcelona (Spain)


tanguera (at)

Research Interests


For over two decades the members of this research group — both its founding members and those who have joined subsequently — have developed the use of observational methodology and its corresponding designs not only from the substantive perspective but also as a methodology for research in several fields, but specifically in physical activity and sport, communication analysis, and in clinical psychology. During this period there have been numerous achievements, although many goals are still to be met.

This project aims to give new impetus to the consolidated line of research that combines the development of methodological and technological advances, generating a broad platform on which these two aspects can be coordinated. Since a key aspect of previous projects by this research team has been the technological innovation provided through automated approaches to data recording, the aim now is to develop specific software for this purpose. We have developed some software programs that allow us not only the recording of qualitative and quantitative data but also their analysis and the interpretation of results derived from these observational records.

The aim in our research now is to make more comprehensive use of these data analysis techniques so as to improve the quality of our scientific production and help, as far as possible, to assess the advantages and disadvantages that such an approach would imply for the several fields we are interested.

Current Research Lines


  • New development of observational designs
  • Mixed-methods
  • Control of quality of data
  • Complementation of physiological and behavioural data

Highlighted publications


  • Diana, B., Zurloni, V., Elia, M., Cavalera; C.M., Jonsson, G.K., & Anguera, M.T. (2017). How game location affects soccer performance: T-pattern analysis of attack actions. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1415. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01415


  • Castañer, M., Barreira, D., Camerino, O., Anguera, M.T., Fernandes, T., & Hileno, R. (2017). Mastery in goal scoring, T-pattern detection and polar coordinate analysis of motor skills used by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:741. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00741


  • Arias-Pujol, E. & Anguera, M.T. (2017). Observation of interactions in adolescent group therapy: A mixed methods study. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1188. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01188


  • Castañer, M., Barreira, D., Camerino, O., Anguera, M.T., Canton, A. & Hileno, R. (2016). Goal Scoring in Soccer: A Polar Coordinate Analysis of Motor Skills Used by Lionel Messi. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 806. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00806


  • Sarmento, H., Bradley, P.S., Anguera, M.T., Polido, T., Resende, R., & Campaniço, J. (2015). Quantifying the offensive sequences that result in goals in elite futsal matches. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(7), 621-629.