Methodology & 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. We provide the statistics education in five different Bachelor programmes and various master and PhD courses in the FPN and 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.