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Designing reliable and efficient experiments for social sciences (DRES01)

4th February 2019 - 7th February 2019

£220.00 - £460.00

Course Overview:

This course aims to help you to draw better statistical inferences from empirical research, improve the statistical questions you ask when you collect data, design better and more efficient studies, and improve your meta-analytic thinking. In practical, hands on assignments, you will learn techniques and tools that can be immediately implemented in your own research, such as thinking about the smallest effect size you are interested in, justifying your sample size, evaluate findings in the literature while keeping publication bias into account, and perform small-scale meta-analyses.

Intended Audience

This workshop is ideal for any social scientists, behavioural scientists including psychologists, ethologists, behavioral ecologists, behavioral neuroscientists, who are interested in learning how to produce reliable and efficient research.

Venue – PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map
Availability – 20 places
Duration – 4 days
Contact hours – Approx. 28 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Wednesday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 6-minute walk from the PS statistics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 3rd February (after 5pm) and departure Thursday 7th February (accommodation must be vacated by 9am). An additional nights accommodation can be purchased, departure 9am Friday morning email for details.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@psstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@psstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PS statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PS statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

Dr. Daniel Lakens


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Course Programme


4th February 2019
7th February 2019
£220.00 - £460.00


PS statistics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland, G5 8LB United Kingdom
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