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Corbaiola Research Station

Four lessons on behavioural statistics:
how the hell can these data be analysed?
24-25 April 2010
Radicondoli (Siena) Convento dell'Osservanza

Lecturer: Alessandro Giuliani

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Program

Lesson 1: Theory of measuring

  • Levels of measurement (nominal,
    ordinal, interval scales)
  • Temporal and spatial series
  • Reliability and validity of measures
  • Quantity of information
  • Dimensional scales and normalisation
  • Data matrices
  • Main statistical indexes

Lesson 2: Correlation

  • Bivariate correlation
  • Correlation measures
  • Spatial and temporal correlations
  • Autocorrelations and cross-correlations
  • Rhythms and seasonality
  • Multidimensional spaces

Lesson 3: Statistical inference

  • Probability distributions
  • Sampling
  • Parametric and non-parametric tests
  • Simple/complex hypotheses
  • Inference and correlation
  • Regression
  • Mathematical models

Lesson 4: Multivariate analysis

  • Principal component analysis
  • Euclidean space
  • Cluster analysys
  • Multivariate analysis of time series
  • Multivariate analysis of spatial data

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