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180148 VO+UE Tools in Cognitive Science II: Basic Statistics for Cognitive Scientists (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Lectures on Thursday, 10:30 - 13:30, HS 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien and Computerlab Ecology

1. Termin: 09. März


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



1.Termin (Vorbesprechung): Do 2. März 2017, 9:00 - 11:00
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock

Lectures on Thursday, 10:30 - 13:30, COSB Seminar Room, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien and Computerlab Ecology


Friday, June 30, 10:30, Seminar Room Dept. of Anthropology
Thursday, July 6, 10:30, Seminar Room Dept. of Anthropology
Monday, October 9, 12:30, Seminar Room Dept. of Theoretical Biology


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces the most important basic concepts in statistics and their application to biological and behavioral research. It covers topics in univariate statistics (univariate descriptive statistics and graphical display of data, correlation, regression, hypothesis tests, ANOVA) and multivariate statistics (PCA, factor analysis, discriminant analysis & classification, MANOVA, CCA, PLS). The course focuses on a geometric understanding of the methods and on a critical discussion of their application for scientific research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam, practical work, homework exercises

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