Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

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Start - End
1 Jun - 30 Jun
Study Options
Remote
Fee
£ 375 - 750
Contact Name
Centre for Applied Statistics Courses
Contact Email
ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

01 June 2020–30 June 2020, 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of research methods and statistics. From study design, data types, and graphs, through to choice and interpretation of statistical tests, with particular focus on standard errors, confidence intervals and p-values.

This is a basic introductory course in research methodology and statistical analyses that covers a comprehensive range of topics for individuals who are new to quantitative research. This is a theory-led course, but delegates are given plenty of opportunities to apply the concepts via practical and interactive activities integrated throughout the course. During the 5 days of the course, the following topics are covered:

  • Introduction to quantitative research
  • Research question development
  • Study design, sampling and confounding
  • Types of data Graphical displays of data and results
  • Summarising numeric and categorical data
  • Numeric and categorical differences between groups
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Confidence intervals and p-values
  • Parametric statistical tests
  • Non-parametric tests
  • Bootstrapping
  • Regression analysis

The majority of examples used in this course are related to health research, but the concepts can be readily applied to most other fields.


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