This face-to-face course is aimed at anyone working in health and social care who needs to interpret the more commonly reported statistics in academic papers and scientific reports. Further, if you are analysing data from a service evaluation or research project and need to present the results and perform simple statistical analyses, this course is for you.
We will cover:
Identifying different types of data
Summarising data (using graphs and summary statistics)
Interpretation of commonly used statistical terms such as hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and p-values
Identifying the best statistical tests for different types of data
Interpretation of basic statistical tests such as t-tests and chi-squared tests
Interpretation of measures of association (such as odds ratios and risk ratios)
Following a couple of years off due to Covid-19, this course will be running face-to-face again from Autumn 2022. We hope that this will provide a learning opportunity for those who are a bit fed up with Zoom calls and online presentations (however, if online learning is more your thing, the materials for this course are also available pre-recorded from the right-hand menu).
This is a full day, in-person, training course is provided by members of the Applied Data Science Team at ARC West. For the most part the course will consist of teaching sessions, but there will also be short pen and paper exercises to help consolidate your learning as well as plenty of opportunity to ask questions.