Note that this reference documentation is identical to the help that is displayed in Matlab when you type “help ft_sourcestatistics”.
FT_SOURCESTATISTICS computes the probability for a given null-hypothesis using a parametric statistical test or using a non-parametric randomization test. Use as [stat] = ft_sourcestatistics(cfg, source1, source2, ...) where the input data is the result from FT_SOURCEANALYSIS, FT_SOURCEDESCRIPTIVES or FT_SOURCEGRANDAVERAGE. The source structures should be spatially alligned to each other and should have the same positions for the source grid. The configuration should contain the following option for data selection cfg.parameter = string, describing the functional data to be processed, e.g. 'pow', 'nai' or 'coh' Furthermore, the configuration should contain: cfg.method = different methods for calculating the probability of the null-hypothesis, 'montecarlo' uses a non-parametric randomization test to get a Monte-Carlo estimate of the probability, 'analytic' uses a parametric test that results in analytic probability, 'stats' (soon deprecated) uses a parametric test from the Matlab statistics toolbox, You can restrict the statistical analysis to regions of interest (ROIs) or to the average value inside ROIs using the following options: cfg.atlas = filename of the atlas cfg.roi = string or cell of strings, region(s) of interest from anatomical atlas cfg.avgoverroi = 'yes' or 'no' (default = 'no') cfg.hemisphere = 'left', 'right', 'both', 'combined', specifying this is required when averaging over regions cfg.inputcoord = 'mni' or 'tal', the coordinate system in which your source reconstruction is expressed The other cfg options depend on the method that you select. You should read the help of the respective subfunction FT_STATISTICS_XXX for the corresponding configuration options and for a detailed explanation of each method. See also FT_SOURCEANALYSIS, FT_SOURCEDESCRIPTIVES, FT_SOURCEGRANDAVERAGE