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The First Potsdam Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology (SMLP)

We are happy to announce The First Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology, to be held in Potsdam, Germany from August 28th to September 1st 2017. This first edition of the summer school will provide an introductory overview of frequentist and Bayesian statistics for linguists and psychologists. We will cover the necessary theoretical background for both statistical frameworks, and participants will get hands-on practice in learning to analyze real data sets.

Invited speakers:

  • 29th August: Prof. Dr. Richard McElreath, Director, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 31st August: Dr. Mark Andrews, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University, UK


28 August - 1 September 2017 9AM-5PM, plus two invited lectures on the evenings of 29th August and 31st August 2017.

Course Information

Information about the course program, location, and schedule.


There will be no fees for participating, but since seats are limited to 30, candidates must apply to be accepted. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017, and decisions will be announced on 5 June 2017. Participants will pay for their own accommodation.

Here you find a list of hostels and hotels in and around Potsdam. Please make your own reservations. There are also other options, which are not listed here.


Campus Golm
University of Potsdam
Department of Linguistics
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
14476 Potsdam