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This course is scheduled in Michaelmas and Hilary term. Due to the high demand two more session were added in Trinity term.

Workshop participants will be expected to attend all four sessions:

17 June 2019 @ 13:00 - 16:00

20 June 2019 @ 13:00 - 16:00

27 June 2019 @ 13:00 - 16:00

4 July 2019 @ 13:00 - 16:00

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 ***

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

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.

Transfer of Status

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

How and why to undertake a systematic review

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2pm to 4.30pm

This is a new course scheduled this term.

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course is scheduled each term.