StatisticalParametric Mapping (SPM)isthe analysis technique thatallows the statistical analysis of typical biomechanical data e.g. 1D curvesand vectors. It allows to avoid subjective analysis decisions. Actually itworks like the basic statistical analyses we all know, such as t-tests, ANOVA,and linear regression, but it extends these to one-dimensional profiles offorces or kinematics. Actually, pretty much anyone can use it with a little bitof training, which only requires one to learn the basic principles thatunderpin the technique, and then apply this through very basic tools.

Workshop description

In this workshop you will learn to understandthe concepts underpinning SPM.
You will conduct SPM analyses in Matlab ANDlearn how to include SPM in your scientific reporting.
A certificate can be earned at the end ofthe two-day workshop, based on successfully conducting hypothesis tests on experimental andsimulated data.

Topics covered during the workshop


  • Principles of probability andRandom Field Theory
  • Temporal data registration andsmoothing
  • Running a t-test using SPM
  • ANOVA using SPM

  • Linear regression using SPM
  • Writing up SPM results


Registration and further info: http://www.spm1d.org/Workshops.html