This course aims to help you to draw better statistical inferences from empirical research. First, we will discuss how to correctly interpret p-values, effect sizes, confidence intervals, Bayes Factors, and likelihood ratios, and how these statistics answer different questions you might be interested in. Then, you will learn how to design experiments where the false positive rate is controlled, and how to decide upon the sample size for your study, for example in order to achieve high statistical power. Subsequently, you will learn how to interpret evidence in the scientific literature given widespread publication bias, for example by learning about p-curve analysis. Finally, we will talk about how to do philosophy of science, theory construction, and cumulative science, including how to perform replication studies, why and how to pre-register your experiment, and how to share your results following Open Science principles.
Improving your statistical inferencesEindhoven University of Technology
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Likelihood Function
- Bayesian Statistics
- Statistical Inference
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction + Frequentist Statistics
Likelihoods & Bayesian Statistics
Multiple Comparisons, Statistical Power, Pre-Registration
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TOP REVIEWS FROM IMPROVING YOUR STATISTICAL INFERENCES
Excellent course. Must take for any students interested in doing scientific research, especially in the domain of the social sciences. Very interesting and informative.
Solid course which taught me how to interpret p-values in a variety of contexts and taught me to not just to consider but (systematic and practical) ways of how to correct for publication bias.
This is a top-notch course. The ground (especially pitfalls) is very well covered, and useful free tools are engaged (R, G*Power, prof's own spreadsheets for calculating effect size).
Very complete an instructional. This is a very compled topic and concepts stick in your mind through the explanations and materials prepared by Lakens and the exams throghout the course.
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