Nottingham Trent University obtains prestigious Economic and Social Research Council funding

Academics from Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences have obtained funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to run a series of workshops.

Professor Thom Baguley and Dr Mark Andrews from Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences have been successful in obtaining Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding as part of the Advanced Training Initiative.

This prestigious three-year project, entitled, 'Prior exposure: Training in Bayesian Data Analysis to complement and enhance traditional statistical methods for Psychology and the Social Sciences', aims to provide accessible training, particularly for PhD and early-career researchers.

Recent years have seen rapid growth of interest in Bayesian data analysis in psychology and the social sciences. However, this continued growth of interest and application of Bayesian data analysis has not been matched by opportunities to learn Bayesian methods appropriate for psychology and related disciplines within the UK. This funding, therefore, signals a significant milestone in being able to provide accessible Bayesian training to researchers, via a series of annual workshops which will be developed by and held at Nottingham Trent University.

These workshops are designed to provide training that complements existing strengths in quantitative methods and presents Bayesian methods as tools to build on these strengths.

For more information on the workshops, please use the links below.

Bayes for Beginners

Doing Bayesian Data Analysis in Psychology and the Social Sciences

Nottingham Trent University obtains prestigious Economic and Social Research Council funding

Published on 23 December 2014
  • Category: Research; School of Social Sciences

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