Deadline: 15 July 2015
Open to: EU students with a 2.1 degree or higher in a relevant subject, such as Psychology and Social Sciences
Scholarship: consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend of £14,057 per annum
The title of this project is “PhD studentship in exploring and expanding statistical methods and their applications”. Statistics are a core part of inference in the behavioural and social sciences. They play an integral role in the interpretation of the results of experiments, observations, and are used in models used to understand human behaviour. The quality of science therefore depends critically on the quality of the statistical methods in use, their match to the questions that researchers have, and the level of understanding researchers have of these methods. The goal of this project is to explore and expand statistical methods in use by behavioural and social scientists. There are several possible angles from which this project can be approached, from quantitative psychology and the development of new (particularly Bayesian) methods, to the experimental exploration of statistical cognition: how researchers understand and use statistical information.
Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students without further restrictions. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 2.1 degree or higher in a relevant subject, such as Psychology and Social Sciences. Applications are particularly welcome from applicants with a good first degree or Masters qualification in relevant subjects.
This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum – £14,057 per annum (for 2015/16). In addition, you will receive a participant allowance of £300 per annum, conference funding (£100 in Year 1, £600 in Years 2 and 3) a computer and office space.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 15 July 2015. Consideration is automatic on applying for – Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), with a start date of October 2015 via Cardiff University’s Online Application Service. Please ensure you include your personal statement in your application form and please indicate in the funding section that you wish to be considered for the School funding. The interviews (either in person or by Skype) will be held on or around 1 August 2015 and decisions will be made by 15 August 2015.
For more information please follow the official website.