Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Alexander Etz

Assistant Professor of InstructionPh.D., University of California, Irvine



Alexander Etz received his B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University in 2013. He attended graduate school at University of California, Irvine, where he received his M.S. in Statistics in 2020 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences in 2021. 

The main focus of Dr. Etz's research is improving the statistical methods used in the behavioral sciences, with a particular interest in increasing the accessibility of Bayesian methods. He has published tutorials on topics including Bayesian hypothesis testing, guidelines for conducting and reporting Bayesian analyses, and simulation as a tool for understanding Bayesian statistics. He serves on the editorial board for Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

Dr. Etz teaches undergraduate and graduate statistics courses.


PSY 384M • Adv Statistics: Inferential

42770 • Fall 2022
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PMA 7.112

Inferential. Same as Neuroscience 384M. Covers t-test, chi-square, analysis of variance, and nonparametric tests. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, an undergraduate statistics course, and consent of instructor.

PSY 184R • Data Analysis With R

42780 • Fall 2022
Meets T 10:00AM-11:00AM SEA 4.242

Using R for a variety of data analyses following the topics covered in Psychology 384M including:reading data into R, generating graphs, ANOVA, ANCOVA, and regression. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, and registration or credit for Psychology 384M.

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