Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics

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Organisation
UCL
Start - End
25 Jan - 29 Jan
Study Options
Remote
Fee
750
Contact Name
Centre for Applied Statistics Courses
Contact Email
ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

25 January 2021–29 January 2021, 9:30 am–5:00 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.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all live courses will now be delivered online through a video feed. You can expect the same level of group and individual support as you would have received in our face-to-face courses.

Additionally, we now offer this as a self-paced, online course that you can register for and start at any time. Click below under the 'Online/Self-Paced Materials' tab to register and gain access:

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. 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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