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Wed 4 Mar, Wed 11 Mar 2020
12:00 - 17:00

Venue: Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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A Critical Analysis of Null Hypothesis Testing and its Alternatives (Including Bayesian Analysis)

Wed 4 Mar, Wed 11 Mar 2020

Description

This course will provide a detailed critique of the methods and philosophy of the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) approach to statistics which is currently dominant in social and biomedical science. We will briefly contrast NHST with alternatives, especially with Bayesian methods. We will use some computer code (Matlab and R) to demonstrate some issues. However, we will focus on the big picture rather on the implementation of specific procedures.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites
  • Students should have studied some basic statistics before this course.
Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 4 Mar 2020   12:00 - 17:00 12:00 - 17:00 Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre map Dr D. Szucs
2 Wed 11 Mar 2020   12:00 - 17:00 12:00 - 17:00 Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre map Dr D. Szucs
Format

Interactive lectures

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Assessment

There may be an online open-book test at the end of the module; for most students, the test is not compulsory.

Theme
Specialist Statistics

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