University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Thursday, 30 September 2021 Repeated success for the (Bio)psychological summer school UP FAMNIT

We are pleased to announce that the wish made in 2019 by dr. Simona Gomboc, assistant at UP FAMNIT, was realized this year, since the (Bio)psychological summer school was, once again, a success.

Starting on Monday, September 27, participants have refreshed their knowledge of basic statistics and continued with briefly presented programs for statistical data processing.

The majority of the program was led by Urša Bernardič, a holder of the bachelor’s degree of the study programme Biopsychology at UP FAMNIT, a master's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and a doctoral assistant at the University of Geneva. For several years now, the main focus of her research has been human decision-making and the influence of cognitive limitations to the subject in question. She strives to answer important questions of how our perception and decision-making work by linking economics, neuroscience, and psychology.

This year’s summer school thematic basis was focused on statistic programming, one of the fundamental skills for both students and employees in companies facing optimization issues and on an analytical approach to data processing.

The fundamental part of the program was dedicated to learning the basic programming in the free statistical program R. The target audience was non-statistical, and the application value was placed in the foreground, as participants learned and experienced all the steps of data processing in the R system: from data entry and cleaning to analysis and graphical display of real data.

We are concluding the summer school until next year with full confidence, that the participants have gained a lot of new knowledge for independent data processing and use of various sources that will help in case something 'squeaks' in the code.