Professional course Introduction to Statistics 1

Entry year
2020/21
Course code
Z41000009
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Campus
Frenchay
Duration
One day session
Delivery
Through both taught and practical session
Programme leader
Dr Andrew Smith

Page last updated 5 August 2020

Introduction

We offer one-day short courses covering different aspects of applied statistics. Courses are non-credit bearing and are designed for quick learning of the material covered.

Any course materials, including pre-reading, refreshments and lunch are included in the fee.

Entry requirements

This course makes extensive use of SPSS and familiarity with descriptive statistics is assumed. We would expect attendees to have met statistical ideas at some point in their past and to have ideally completed the course 'Introduction to SPSS'.

Overseas participants will be required to provide evidence of visa or residency status in the UK, before they can be fully registered and attend.

Careers / Further study

The logical continuation of this course is Introduction to Statistics 2 course, wich covers confidence intervals, the nonparametric approach to inference as well as exploring relationships using linear regression and missing value analysis.

Structure

Content

This course makes extensive use of SPSS and familiarity with descriptive statistics is assumed. We would expect attendees to have met statistical ideas at some point in their past and to have ideally completed the course Introduction to SPSS.

This one-day course discusses the underpinning logical arguments for statistical inference and the terminology used. The logic is explained in the context of commonly used tests such as the chi-square test of association, McNemar's test (chi-square for related data), paired samples t-test, independent samples t-test, correlation, the one-way analysis of variance and post hoc tests. The course is (as far as possible) a hands-on course and SPSS is used throughout the day.

This course is designed so that you can learn how to make logical and valid conclusions from your data. The focus is on the practical implementation of statistical techniques using SPSS, with further emphasis placed on incorporating good study design into your planning.

Learning and Teaching

This short course will run from 10.00 - 16.00

Assessment

This is a non-credit bearing course and no assessment will be undertaken.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.

Features

Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This course runs once a year. The next run is programmed for May/June 2021.


As an indication, the previous cost of this course was £240 (with discounts also available). There might be a small increase for the next run.


Exact course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in September 2020. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once dates are available.

Location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to apply

How to apply

Please complete the online enquiry form below

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For further information

  • Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or telephone number below. For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme Leader.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927