# Statistical Methods

Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science

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.

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The chart shows all the statistical methods and their relationships. All statistical methods can be defined as either descriptive methods or inferential methods. Graphs and numerical summaries are descriptive methods; confidence intervals and significant tests are inferential methods.