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Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists

Michaelmas 2007

  • 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 11 am till 12 noon and are being given by IanNimmoSmith and PeterWatson who will welcome any feedback.

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

  • A synopsis of the lectures is here.

  • Lecture notes from last year's course are available here. A graduate student talk entitled "Using syntax in SPSS" given at the Clinical School on 13th March 2008 is here.





Ian Nimmo-Smith

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


Peter Watson

Exploratory Data Analysis


Ian Nimmo-Smith

Categorical Data Analysis


Peter Watson

Simple and multiple linear regression


Peter Watson

ANOVA of balanced multi-factorial designs: between subject designs, and single subject studies


Ian Nimmo-Smith

The General Linear Model and complex designs including Analysis of Covariance


Peter Watson

Power analysis


Ian Nimmo-Smith

Repeated Measures and Mixed Model ANOVA


Peter Watson

Latent variable models: factor analysis and all that


Ian Nimmo-Smith

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