9.07 Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science

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.)

Course Highlights

This course features downloadable lecture slides.

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

MATLAB® software is required to view and run the .mat files found on this course site.

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Dr. Ruth Rosenholtz

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session