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Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists

Michaelmas 2001

  • Level

    • This is a course planned with the needs in mind of a graduate student starting as a PhD student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences and related institutions. It will in addition be open to others e.g. research assistants, junior scientists, visitors.
  • Style

    • The presentation will be as fairly formal lectures, each aiming to outline a particular class of methods
    • to give examples of it being applied to realistic situations
    • to indicate how to implement it using software available at CBU
  • Location

    • Lectures will take place in the West Wing Lecture Theatre on Thursdays from 12 am till 1 p.m. and are being given by Ian Nimmo-Smith and Peter Watson who will welcome any feedback.

(Last updated 2 October 2001)

Links to PowerPoint and PDF files of the lecture notes are being added during the progress of the course.




October 11

Peter Watson

Exploratory Data Analysis

October 18

Ian Nimmo-Smith

The anatomy of statistical methods: models, hypotheses, significance and power

October 25

Peter Watson

Simple and multiple linear regression

November 1

Ian Nimmo-Smith

The General Linear Model and complex designs including Analysis of Covariance

November 8



November 15

Peter Watson

Anova of balanced multi-factorial designs applied to between subjects designs, and single subject studies

November 22

Ian Nimmo-Smith

Repeated Measures and Mixed Model ANOVA

November 29

Peter Watson

Power analysis

December 6

Ian Nimmo-Smith

Post-hoc tests, multiple comparisons, contrasts and handling Interactions

December 13

Peter Watson

Latent variable models (factor analysis and all that)

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