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Dates for the Core Seminar Weeks in 2022

Core Seminar Week: Functional Genomics and Paleogenomics
Monday, 30 May - Friday, 03 June 2022
Click here for more information, including the schedule.

Core Seminar Week: Human Evolutionary Ecology and Cultural Evolution
Date: to be announced

IMPRS PhD retreat

Place: Harnack House, Ihnestraße 16-20, Berlin
Date: 04-06 May 2022
Organizers: PhD representatives
Contact: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de or phd_representatives@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Statistical Rethinking 2022

Tuesday, 4 January to Friday, 11 March 2022

Instructor: Prof. Dr. Richard McElreath
Lectures: Uploaded and pre-recorded, two per week
Discussion: Online, Fridays 3pm-4pm Central European Time

This course teaches data analysis, but it focuses on scientific models first. The unfortunate truth about data is that nothing much can be done with it, until we say what caused it. We will prioritize conceptual, causal models and precise questions about those models. We will use Bayesian data analysis to connect scientific models to evidence. And we will learn powerful computational tools for coping with high-dimension, imperfect data of the kind that biologists and social scientists face.

Format: Online, flipped instruction. The lectures are pre-recorded. We'll meet online once a week for an hour to work through the solutions to the assigned problems. We'll use the 2nd edition of my book, <Statistical Rethinking>. I'll provide a PDF of the book to enrolled students.

Course info: https://github.com/rmcelreath/stat_rethinking_2022
Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/statistical-rethinking-2022-tickets-207786975437

For participating regularly and doing all homework sets, PhD students can get 2 ECTS.