Methods for Dummies 2004


This is the provisional timetable for MFD, starting in a couple of weeks' time on Jan 21st. We will meet from 12.30-1.30 in the 4th Floor Seminar room at 12 Queen Square. It is very likely that some of the talks will run over the 1 hr slot, so the dates for the later talks will slip back.

I've included the emails of all the presenters, so that you can contact each other to arrange your talks. There are a few topics from the last course that we haven't managed to cover, but if there are more volunteers later on we may be able to put these topics back in.

Almost everyone coming on the course is giving a talk (there are three people who I haven't heard back from yet....). Lots of you have volunteered to give talks on topics that you don't know much about, which is great. Here are some ideas about how to find out more about your topic:

Ask the experts: Will & Daniel Look at the website from the last course, which has the powerpoint slides for most of the talks. Contact the person who gave the talk last time and find out what they found useful (I have put their names next to the talks). Look at the Human Brain Function website, this is the book written to explain the methods behind SPM. Look at the SPM web pages. Ask the other people at MFD what they'd like to know about the subject.

Remember, the aim is to make these topics understandable to people like yourselves, who may know very little about statistics, imaging or SPM. You're not trying to teach experts.

When you are planning you talk, please bear in mind that we've had lots of requests for practical examples. So, if you can please try point out which buttons in SPM relate to the things you are talking about! For some of the topics it would be great to include worked examples, either PET or fMRI, to illustrate what you are describing.

Good Luck!

Lucy, Will & Daniel

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