Although there is a large collection of freely available statistics tutorials available, these are often written and designed by statisticians, going way beyond what most undergraduate and postgraduate students of many science and medical or dental subjects may need to know. Frequently, it is difficult to navigate these tutorials and the language used is complex. This course will allow users of all abilities to gain thorough statistical understanding without relying on mathematical background. The philosophy is: Everyone can learn how to apply basic statistics correctly, you do not need to know the mathematical background of the tests to do this.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Confidently decide which statistical test to use and how to use it.
- Present your statistical analysis and data in a graphical design of publishable quality for scientific journals.
Requirement: All statistics teaching is based on the software SPSS and access to a copy is required (this does not need to be the latest version). Participants need to know how to use Excel and Powerpoint (or equivalent). Powerpoint is only essential for finalizing the figures to present the analysed data.
Target Audience: Anyone who needs to be able to apply basic statistical procedures to laboratory and clinical data. This could be undergraduate and postgraduate STEM sciences or medical/dental students or even lecturers.
Course is offered by the University of Sunderland.