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In this workshop you will get acquainted with the open-source statistics program JASP, with special focus on the machine learning module. The workshop is mainly intended for researchers working with statistics and/or machine learning. No prior knowledge of JASP is required.
Event details of Workshop JASP & Machine Learning
24 February 2023
10:00 -14:00
Man giving instructions during workshop on JASP during Data Science Day

Due to popular demand on Data Science Day 2022, the UvA Data Science Centre, part of the UvA Library, is hosting a second workshop on JASP and Machine Learning at the Roeterseilandcampus (REC) on February 24!

Having some considerable advantages over SPSS, JASP is gaining ground and here to stay. JASP enables both frequentist and Bayesian statistical procedures. Modules can be activated to enable more specific analysis, for instance for meta-analysis, machine learning, learning statistics, industrial quality control, auditing, and more.  

Workshop programme 

In the first part of this workshop we introduce JASP (, an open-source statistical software program with an intuitive and graphical user interface.  

In the second part of this workshop we explore the machine learning module in more detail. We apply popular machine learning techniques to concrete data sets, and discuss associated exercises. Our goal is to familiarize participants with JASP, and highlight the ease with which JASP allows relatively complex analyses to be executed and interpreted.  

The workshop is in English. A free lunch is provided. 

Workshop instructors

Prof. dr. E.M. (Eric-Jan) Wagenmakers

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Programme group Psychological Methods

Time and location

Location: Room D3.00 (max. 25 participants), Roeterseilandcampus, Nieuwe Achtergracht 127,1018 WS Amsterdam 

Time: 10.00-13.00 (with lunch until 14.00) 


Registration is free of cost, with prioritization to members of the Data Science Centre and UvA-researchers. If enough spots are available, MA-students are also welcome to join.

Pre-requisites for attendees: No prior knowledge of JASP is required. It is recommended that participants bring their laptop with the latest version of JASP installed. 

If you have questions, you can contact us at with the subject ‘Workshop JASP & Machine Learning, 24 Feb’. 

What others say about this workshop

This workshop was also included in the programme on Data Science Day 2022. This is what participants shared with us:


What I liked most about this workshop on JASP were the clear demonstrations. I really loved the plots that are provided just instantly without complex R code. Participant JASP-workshop Data Science Day 2022
The content of this workshop on JASP was exactly what I came for and was high quality. The mix of lectures to tutorials was perfect. The speakers were excellent and the tutorials were well-designed. The pace was exactly right for me. Participant JASP-workshop Data Science Day 2022
JASP does not attempt to “shock and awe” practitioners by presenting them with a smorgasbord of exotic analyses and a cornucopia of unstructured output. With JASP, you are able to see the forest for the trees. JASP - A Fresh Way to Do Statistics (