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Wed 6 Mar, Wed 13 Mar 2024
13:00 - 18:00

Venue: Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Cambridge Research Methods


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

Wed 6 Mar, Wed 13 Mar 2024


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
  • Postgraduate students and staff
  • 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 6 Mar   13:00 - 18:00 13:00 - 18:00 Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre map Prof D. Szucs
2 Wed 13 Mar   13:00 - 18:00 13:00 - 18:00 Department of Psychology, Psychology Lecture Theatre map Prof D. Szucs

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