Professional course

Statistical Hypothesis Testing

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Engineering Design and Mathematics
Frenchay Campus
One day
Short course delivered through both taught and practical sessions.
Programme leader:
Deirdre Toher and Paul White

Page last updated 21 December 2017


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.

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

Entry requirements

Overseas students need to have, in advance of application, either a valid student visa or evidence of residency status in the UK.



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.

Statistical Hypothesis Testing 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.

Study time

This course will run from 10.00 - 16.00


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.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Full fee: £240

20% early bird discount fee: £192 (for bookings paid in full 8 weeks or more in advance)

15% UWE Alumni and Current Student Discount fee: £204 (available until the course start date)

Please note that discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

(Fees include car parking, lunch and refreshments)

Course Dates

No dates are available for this course at present. Please complete the enquiry form below to be notified of future dates.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: For all course queries, please complete the online enquiry form above.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86304

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