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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.

NEWS: a 1/2 day Master Class “Understanding Statistics for Human–Computer Interaction and Related Disciplines”,  6th and 7th February 2020, Computational Foundry, Swansea

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’.

For more about me, Alan Dix, see my personal web site or short bio at course > instructor on this site.

Master Class — 6th and 7th February 2020  <see more>

Do you find statistics confusing? This 1/2 day course fills the gap between the ‘how to’ knowledge in basic statistics courses and deep understanding, from traditional hypothesis testing to Bayesian techniques.

This is a ‘master class’ in that many of issues discussed will not be found in a traditional textbook or statistics course – but expressed in ways that do not assume any existing statistical expertise.  It includes aspects of statistical `craft’ skill that you will not find in conventional material.

Book:  Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data <see more>

A new book is due out in 2020 published by Morgan & Claypool as part of the series Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics.

CHI 2017 Course:  Making Sense of Statistics in HCI: From P to Bayes and Beyond  <see more>

The site initially supported a short course running at CHI 2017 on 10th May 2017, at Denver, USA (with early run before Tiree Tech Wave, Scotland on 22nd March), and the course pages include full videos and notes of this course.  The video material will eventually end up (better edited!) as a supported course at Interaction Design Foundation.