PNAWS 2018 – Participant Page

All slides and assignments are available in this Dropbox folder! All materials from the summer school 2018 can be found here.


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Jasp is an open-source and free point and click interface for performing state of the art statistical analyses, developed right here at the University of Amsterdam. The great team of Jasp has recently implemented the first version of a network module! Feel free to try it out and let us know what you think! Also check out their Youtube tutorial!

General information

Literature and references

These links are not mandatory to read but give a comprehensive overview of the materials covered throughout the week.

Day 1: Monday, August 28

In the morning, we will guide participants from Kriterion to the workshop location at 08:45.

Morning session: Introduction to R

Afternoon session: Introduction & Theoretical Foundation of Network Analysis + Plotting Networks

Introduction drinks

After the first day of the workshop, we will have introduction drinks in Kriterion.

Day 2: Tuesday, August 29

Morning session: Causality & Philosophy of Science

Afternoon session: Markov Random Fields 1: Estimating Gaussian Graphical Models & Ising Models

Day 3: Wednesday, August 30

Morning session: Markov Random Fields 2: Centrality, Replicability & Challenges

Afternoon session: Time Series Modeling

Day 4: Thursday, August 31

Morning session: Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs)

Afternoon session: Time Series Modeling 2


There will be a dinner in the Ysbreker at 18:00. Guests can be invited to the dinner for an extra cost of 55 euro per person. Please contact us in this case and let the guest fill in the menu form separately.

Day 5: Friday, September 1

All day: Work on own data and Q&A session

  • Location: Room 2.01