Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Finer details of travel to Nottingham and activities on the day

Here are some specific details about the sessions and directions to NTU, City Campus.

Day 1
BPS Maths, Stats and Computing Section CPD workshop

Monday December 13th 2010
9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee.
930-12.30 Morning workshop starts (either PsychoPy or R)
12.30-2.00 Lunch
2.00-5.00 Afternoon workshop ends (Linear mixed models in R)
Note: Lunch is provided as part of the workshop.

Professor Thom Baguley Thomas.BaguleyATntuDOTacDOTuk
Dr Gillian Smith Gillian.SmithATntuDOTacDOTuk
Dr Danny Kaye Danny.KayeATntuDOTacDOTuk

We would like to create an email list to share with other delegates and the session leaders. If you wish to be included please email me (Thomas.BaguleyATntuDOTacDOTuk) requesting this (we are not permitted to circulate the list without permission).

Travel directions
By public transport.

The easiest way to get to Nottingham Trent University, City Campus (Campus Map) is by train and tram. Trams go direct from Nottingham train station to Nottingham Trent University every few minutes throughout the day. An all day tram ticket will cost about £3.00 (buy a ticket from the conductor on the tram; he or she will be able to provide change, from £10 or less).

The Nottingham Trent University tram stop is just outside the Chaucer building main reception (on the same side of the street). The Division of Psychology is based on the 4th floor of the Chaucer Building. The registration desk for the workshop will be at the Psychology entrance (also on the 4th floor!). Please feel free to ask the security personnel on the front desk for assistance if you require.

By car.

The easiest method is park and ride. Either travel to East Midlands Parkway (train station) and park your car and take the train to Nottingham, followed by tram (as above). You can buy a combined train and parking ticket.

Or travel to The Forest Park and Ride, park your car and take the tram (as above; except you’ll be coming in from the other direction and will need to cross the road to get to the Chaucer building). Parking is free.

Parking in central Nottingham.

Parking in central Nottingham is expensive – probably around £15-20 per day (but there are usually plenty of places in the Trinity Square or Victoria Centre car parks). The one-way system is also very difficult to navigate unless you are familiar with the city. We may be able to organize one or two visitors parking spaces at the Gill Street car park (see tram stop map above), but this is still not recommended (as getting through the one-way system in rush hour morning traffic is difficult unless you know the roads well).

There is also a guide to getting to NTU here

Monday evening:
The organizers and session leaders plan to have an informal drink and a meal after the workshop. Delegates are warmly invited to join us. We will meet in the Chaucer Building foyer at 6.30pm (to allow a short break after the session). You are warmly invited to attend.
Day 2
BPS Maths, Stats and Computing Section Annual Scientific Meeting

Are as above, however, the Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in the Newton Building (this building is further up Goldsmith Street on the other side of the street from the Chaucer Building). Please see here for details (Campus Map)

Will be between 9-9.30 in the foyer of Newton Building. There will be signs, around the building, and feel free to ask the security on the front desk (main entrance is on Goldsmith Street) should you require any assistance.

If you have not already, please email Gillian.SmithATntuDOTacDOTuk to let us know you are planning to attend day two. It is a free event.

We look forward to welcoming you to NTU

Friday, 3 December 2010

2010 Scientific meeting programme

BPS Mathematical, Statistical and Computing Section
Annual Scientific Meeting Programme
14th December 2010


9.30am- 9.45am

Dr Glenn A. Williams, Nottingham Trent University
Exploring what is hidden: The power of Latent Class Analysis in uncovering barriers to engagement in the arts

Ranald Macdonald Prize winner: Dr Colette Corry, University of Ulster
Title TBC

Morning tea break 10.55-11.20

Dr Maarten Speekenbrink, University College London
Adaptive design for model discrimination

Keynote speaker: Dr Michael Brammer, Institute of Psychiatry, London
Lies, damned lie and fMRI: issues and challenges in the analysis of fMRI data

Dr Andrew Rutherford, Keele University
Multiple hypothesis testing when hypotheses are related logically using Shaffer’s R test: A hierarchical step down procedure with a step up test at each step 

1.00pm-1.45pm Lunch

John Barry, City University (London)
Research methods achievement predicted by stress, social class, and locus of control, but not dyscalculia.

Diana Omigie, Goldsmith’s University (London)
Music and amusis- an experience sampling study
Dr Andy Fugard, University of Salzburg
Towards a rational use of mathematics in the psychology of reasoning

3.15pm-3.30pm Afternoon tea break

3.30pm AGM