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Methodology and Statistics

The Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) works in close collaboration with the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) under common leadership. Together we are a group of around 20 staff members from PhD student to Professor.

About us

We provide statistics education in five different Bachelor programmes and various Master and PhD courses in the FPN and the FHML. We also give statistical advice and support in data analyses to researchers from both faculties. Initially our own statistical research focused on study design and methods of analysis for nested and longitudinal data, in particular on sample size calculations and mixed (multilevel) regression analysis. In the last years our scope has broadened to include methods for multilevel interrater agreement and reliability, multiple imputation methods for missing data, Bayesian statistics for high-dimensional data, and innovative methods for growth curve analysis and for detecting person-situation interactions.

Prevention is the better cure
D. Erasmus - Dutch Philosopher, Humanist and Theologian

The Department of Methodology and Statistics (M&S) is incorporated within the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) and the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN). Together we are a small group of around 20 staff members from PhD student to Professor.

Our mission is to share statistical knowledge, develop and apply statistical methods to better understand the world and advance the statistical discipline.

Our vision is to contribute to the society by our own research work, collaborations with other disciplines and teaching activities.

To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post-mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.
R. Fisher - British Polymath
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FHML department Methodology & Statistics

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