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COURSE WILL BE OPEN AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER

Four afternoon workshops, held weekly:

1st November: 2-5pm

8th November: 2-5pm

15th November: 2-5pm

22nd November: 2-5pm

Workshop participants will be expected to attend all four sessions.

 

Course aim

This course aims to provide researchers with a basic introduction to statistics, to ensure an understanding of the concepts of statistics that form the basis of computer statistics software, offering a stepping stone to attending more advanced statistics courses.

Course format

A workshop format with group work to consider the taught element of the course. Computers will not be used during the course. "Homework" study questions will be set to allow participants to work through problems in their own time between workshops - the course will run for four sessions, scheduled at weekly intervals.

Course content

The course will cover

  • data distributions
  • averages
  • standard deviation and standard error
  • sampling variations and statistical inference
  • the null hypothesis and hypothesis testing
  • statistical significance and confidence intervals
  • relative risk and odds ratios
  • chi-squared tests
  • power calculations, of particular importance for researchers writing grant applications, incorporating what these are and what they can tell you
  • the wilcoxon rank sum test
  • sensitivity/specifivity
  • confounding - what it is & why we care
  • anova - introduction, theory, interpretation of SPSS output correlations
  • power calculations (moved from "busy" 3rd workshop)

Course length

Four morning or afternoon workshops, held weekly. Workshop participants will be expected to attend all four sessions.

Participant numbers

25

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance.

Booking Dates

Booking for courses in September and October opens on 13th August. Courses in November and December can be booked from the end of September.

Please use the button on the relevant course page to make your booking.

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