Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science

Graph illustrating z-distribution that tests significant difference in means.

z-distribution used in testing whether there is a significant difference in means. (Figure by MIT OCW.)


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Spring 2004



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This course emphasizes statistics as a powerful tool for studying complex issues in behavioral and biological sciences, and explores the limitations of statistics as a method of inquiry. The course covers descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, inferential statistics, and basic issues in experimental design. Techniques introduced include confidence intervals, t-tests, F-tests, regression, and analysis of variance. Assignments include a project in data analysis.

Ruth Rosenholtz. 9.07 Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science, Spring 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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