Cardiff University PhD Studentship in Psychology
How do researchers use and understand statistics, and how can statistical practice be improved? The quality of science depends critically on the quality of the statistical methods in use, their match to the questions that researchers have, and the level of understanding researchers have of these methods. Without good understanding of statistical inference, behavioural and social scientists have difficulty properly interpreting the results of experiments and building models used to understand human behaviour. This goal of this project is to explore and expand statistical methods in use by behavioural and social scientists. There are several possible angles from which this project can be approached, from quantitative psychology and the development of new (particularly Bayesian methods) to the experimental exploration of statistical cognition: how researchers understand and use statistical information.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities and resources, including 3T and 7T MRI scanners, EEG/MEG and behavioural testing labs, and high-performance computing cluster.
How to Apply
Consideration is automatic on applying for RFPDPSYA – Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) , with a start date of October 2016 via Cardiff University's Online Application Service. In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select "I will be applying for a scholarship / grant" and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from School Funding.
The deadline for applications is 29 January 2016
Interviews (either in person or by Skype) will be held around 1 March 2016 with decisions being made by 1 April 2016.
Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.
For further information please contact Lesley Anne Strabel on Psych-PhD@cardiff.ac.uk or on telephone +44 029 2087 5381