9.07 Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science

As taught in: Spring 2004

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.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Dr. Ruth Rosenholtz

Course Features

Course Description

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.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mat.