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Tue 23 Jun 2015
09:30 - 13:00

Venue: Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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CRUK: Introduction to Statistical Analysis using R Commander

Tue 23 Jun 2015

Description

This course provides a refresher on the foundations of statistical analysis. Practicals are conducted using the R commander package, which provides an accessible interface to the R statistical language.

This event is part of a series of training courses organized in collaboration with Dr. Mark Dunning at CRUK Cambridge Institute.

Target audience

Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals

Prerequisites

No previous experience required

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 23 Jun 2015   09:30 - 13:00 09:30 - 13:00 Room 215, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0RE map Mark Dunning,  Sarah Vowler
Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • State the assumptions required for a one-sample and two-sample t-test and be able to interpret the results of such a test
  • Know when to apply a paired or independent two-sample t-test
  • To perform simple statistical calculations and create graphs in R Commander
  • Understand the limitations of the tests taught within the course
  • Know when more complex statistical methods are required
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • Different types of data, distributions and structure within data
  • Summary statistics for continuous and discrete data
  • Formulating a null hypothesis
  • Assumptions of one-sample and two-sample t-tests
  • Interpreting the result of a statistical test
  • Statistical tests of categorical variables
  • The R Commander interface to R
Format

Presentations and practicals

Duration

0.5

Frequency

Once a year

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Theme
Core skills

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