This statistics micro-site is focused on researchers and practitioners in human–computer interaction, but it should be of value to those using statistics more generally, especially those in the human sciences.
I have had a statistics micro-site for many years following a series of short courses, in the later 1990s focused on helping more people make sense of statistics. In this new micro-site I will gradually update that material and also add new material especially concerning some of the debates on ‘new statistics’.
CHI 2017 Course: Making Sense of Statistics in HCI: From P to Bayes and Beyond <see more>
Many find statistics confusing, and perhaps more so given recent publicity of problems with traditional p-values and alternative statistical techniques including confidence intervals and Bayesian statistics. This course aims to help attendees navigate this morass: to understand the debates and more importantly make appropriate choices when designing and analysing experiments, empirical studies and other forms of quantitative data. It is intended to fill the gap between the ‘how to’ knowledge in basic statistics courses and deep understanding. You won’t learn a hundred new statistical techniques, but you will find out what those you have heard of and use actually mean.