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Wed 10 Mar, Wed 17 Mar 2021
12:00 - 17:00

Venue: Taught Online

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 10 Mar, Wed 17 Mar 2021


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
  • Students should have studied some basic statistics before this course.

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 10 Mar   12:00 - 17:00 12:00 - 17:00 Taught Online Dr D. Szucs
2 Wed 17 Mar   12:00 - 17:00 12:00 - 17:00 Taught Online Dr D. Szucs

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