Introduction to Statistics Short Course

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

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The aims of this introductory level course are to familiarise participants with some of the most commonly utilised statistical procedures using IBM SPSS, and to provide an introduction to the theory and methods of inferential statistical analysis using example datasets and exercises. 

By the end of the day participants will be familiar with how to access and run a range of key statistical procedures and be able to understand and interpret output generated by IBM SPSS.


On completing the course, participants will have covered the following:

  • Drawing inferences about populations from a sample
  • The importance of standard errors and confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing and p-values
  • Procedures in IBM SPSS to perform chi-squared tests, t-test, analysis of variance, correlations linear regression and logistic regression. 

Course fee: £140 for those from educational, government and charitable institutions; £195 others.

The course is designed for those with some previous experience of working with SPSS and individual level survey data. Ideally participants should have taken Practical Skills for Data Analysts or have equivalent experience. No previous knowledge or experience of inferential statistics is assumed, however a basic understanding of descriptive statistics would be helpful.

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