This 2-day course offers an introduction to statistical analysis for beginners and those would like to refresh their knowledge.
The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.
Professor Hans Rosling (1948-2017)
We encounter statistics on a daily basis, but what do they mean and how can we evaluate them critically? Do numbers ever lie? Learning about statistics helps us to use statistics in our work, studies and other aspects of life. This statistics for Beginners course is for anyone who would like to know more about statistics, how they work and how they are used.
The course covers basic concepts relating to statistical analysis, including descriptive and inferential statistics and issues relating to data collection and management. You will work with real datasets and produce statistical results in presentable formats. All analyses will be conducted using open-source statistical packages, so that you can continue to use statistics following the course.
The course is available in four formats:
- Clients' Office
- Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring
- Bespoke (Group or 1-2-1 coaching)
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Why choose this course
The course will be run by research psychologists. Small group sizes will enable individual support and personalised feedback.
Goldsmiths Psychology department is in the World Top 100 in the QS ranking for academic reputation. Papers by our academics are highly cited, we hold 55th place among the worlds' Psychology departments for the number of citations per published paper.
The course can be taken in combination with the three-day Psychological Research Design and Analysis course.
Is this course for me?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of statistical analysis; especially for beginners and those who would like to refresh their knowledge. The course uses examples from psychological research but they are applicable to all quantitative research. The course is aimed at providing an understanding of basic concepts in statistics. The course also suits participants who are learning to use statistical software, such as SPSS or R, but need to learn or recap their statistical knowledge.
This course can be taken in combination with:
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
- 10% when a participant enrols for more than one of our courses (at the same time)
- 20% UK students
- 25%Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)
- If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
- Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts
As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.
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Starting date, Monday 21 Sep 2020
10–5pm | 2 days
If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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