Statistics 1: Methods of data analysis

16th October 2013 to 17th October 2013

Most courses run from 10.00 to 17.00 each day, although some may start at 9.30 or 9.45.

This two-day course is for people who want to develop their skills in data analysis. The course aims to familiarise students with basic descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and statistical significance, correlation and regression analyses. In the workshops the objective will be to put the analytical techniques introduced in the lectures to use. Students will learn how to analyse a large dataset using a statistical computer package (SPSS) and will be encouraged to develop good practice in presenting and interpreting the statistics they produce. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyse critically the use of statistics in social policy research and to feel comfortable with handling a large scale dataset and with producing and interpreting basic statistics of their own.