Introduction to Statistics
An online short course
This course aims to introduce the basic statistical concepts and methods commonly used in medical and public health research.
|Course date||8 - 12 February 2021|
|Course Organisers||Dr Tim Morris & Nicholas Turner|
Please ensure you meet the following prerequisites before booking:
|Knowledge||This course is intended for students who require a basic knowledge of the common statistical methods used in medical research. Previous computing experience is not required. Computer practicals will use Stata, so a basic knowledge (as provided by the Introduction to Stata course) would be advantageous but is not necessary.|
|Software||You must have Stata (version 14 or later)* installed in advance of the course.
*Internal University of Bristol participants will be provided with access to Stata version 16 on the first day of the course.
Sessions will be delivered "live" via Blackboard Collaborate.
- appreciate the role of statistical methods in epidemiology and public health;
- develop skills in presenting quantitative data using appropriate displays, tabulations and summaries;
- appreciate the nature of sampling variation and the role of statistical methods in quantifying variation, setting confidence limits, and testing hypotheses;
- select and use appropriate statistical methods in the analysis of simple datasets;
- understand and interpret output from statistical analyses; and
- present findings based on statistical analysis in a clear, concise and understandable manner.
Who the course is intended for
This course is intended for students who require a basic knowledge of the common statistical methods used in medical research. Previous computing experience is not required. Computer practicals will use Stata, so a basic knowledge (as provided by the Introduction to Stata course) would be advantageous but is not necessary.
Topics to be covered include:
- defining and displaying data;
- sampling variation and confidence intervals;
- comparison of two means;
- comparison of two proportions;
- linear regression and correlation;
- logistic regression
- sample size calculations.
Online Course Bookings
Bookings are open for online courses running in 2021.
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