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Instructor-led course

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme



2019


2020


2021

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


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.
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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