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Experiments and Modeling in Cognitive Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482847, 9780081027974

Experiments and Modeling in Cognitive Science

1st Edition

MATLAB, SPSS, Excel and E-Prime

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Authors: Fabien Mathy Mustapha Chekaf
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482847
eBook ISBN: 9780081027974
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 21st November 2018
Page Count: 302
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Description

Software Simulation and Modeling in Psychology: MATLAB, SPSS, Excel and E-Prime describes all the stages of psychology experimentation, from the manipulation of factors, to statistical analysis, data modeling, and automated stimuli creation. The book shows how software can help automate various stages of the experiment for which operations may quickly become repetitive. For example, it shows how to compile data files (instead of opening files one by one to copy and paste), generate stimuli (instead of drawing one by one in a drawing software), and transform and recode tables of data.

This type of modeling in psychology helps determine if a model fits the data, and also demonstrates that the algorithmic is not only useful, but essential for modeling data.

Key Features

  • Covers the entire process of experimenting, from designing an experiment, to modeling the data
  • Shows how software can help automate various stages of the experiment for which operations may quickly become repetitive
  • Contains sections on how to compile data files (instead of opening files one by one to copy and paste) and generate stimuli (instead of drawing one by one in a drawing software)

Readership

Students in psychology who are writing research projects, theses, and dissertations based on experiments; Professors of psychology.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Experiments, Models, Simulations
1. Principles of Modeling
2. Modeling and Simulation
3. Adjustment of the Model to the Data#
4. Introduction to Programming in MATLAB®

Part 2. Experimentation
5. Principles of Experimentation Organization and Experimental Reasoning
6. Building Experimental Conditions from Random Draws or Permutations
7. Creating Stimuli Digitally
8. Experimenting with Psychtoolbox (and Others)

Part 3. Analysis and Modeling
9. Analyzing Data: Import, Transformation, Compilation, Restructuring, Aggregation and Use of Statisticstoolbox
10. Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
11. Complex and Original Figures

Details

No. of pages:
302
Language:
English
Copyright:
© ISTE Press - Elsevier 2019
Published:
21st November 2018
Imprint:
ISTE Press - Elsevier
Hardcover ISBN:
9781785482847
eBook ISBN:
9780081027974

About the Authors

Fabien Mathy

Fabien Mathy is a professor in the department of Psychology at University Côte d'Azur, and researcher at the laboratory Bases, Corpus, Langage of the CNRS. After being head of the Department of Psychology, he is currently appointed director of a doctoral program and head of the Cognitive Science & Computation program at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société Sud-Est in Nice, France. He teaches psychology and cognitive science to show in particular how artificial intelligence and psychology can combine to offer adequate models of cognitive processes. HIs main research interest is the relationship between learning, memory, and intelligence and his current research explores the growth of immediate memory capacity across age. He has been the recipient of two grants from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche and one IDEX (Initiative d'excellence) grant and he has been a fellow of the Psychonomic Society since 2010.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Psychology, Cote d'Azur University

Mustapha Chekaf

Mustapha Chekaf is a former PhD student of Fabien Mathy, currently assistant professor in the department of Psychology at University Côte d'Azur, and postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory Bases, Corpus, Langage of the CNRS. Mustapha Chekaf and Fabien Mathy have published together three research articles in peer-reviewed journals in cognitive psychology. His current research explores the capacity of immediate memory in adults and the training of working memory based on physical activities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Cote d'Azur University

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