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COURSE FULL

Four morning sessions, held weekly:

6th November: 9.30-12.30pm

13th November: 9.30-12.30pm

20th November: 9.30-12.30pm

27th November: 9.30-12.30pm

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

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Vicarious Trauma Workshop 28 May - this is run by the Social Sciences Division and places are subject to availability.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) workshop, 6 June. Open to all University students, researchers and staff. Provided by Research Services, Oxford University Innovation and the Careers Service.

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during April-July.

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Three Minute Thesis Competition launched, deadline 25 May 

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Preparing for learning and teaching at Oxford

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10am to 4pm

This course is scheduled each term.

Large group and lecturing

Monday, 03 June 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled each term.

Transfer of Status

Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

Writing a transfer report

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

Research Group Leadership

Monday, 10 June 2019, 9.30am to 4pm