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Mon 27 Jan 2020
09:00 - 18:00
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Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS Intensive)

Mon 27 Jan 2020

Description

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between lectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and hands-on practical sessions, in which you will learn how to analyze real data using the statistical package Stata. You will learn:

  • The key features of quantitative analysis, and how it differs from other types of empirical analysis
  • Basic concepts: what is a variable? what is the distribution of a variable? and how can we best represent a distribution graphically?
  • Features of statistical distributions: measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • The normal distribution
  • The basics of formal hypothesis testing
  • Why statistical testing works
  • Statistical methods used to test simple hypotheses
  • How to use Stata
Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites

Absolutely no prior knowledge is needed.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 27 Jan 2020   09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 4 map Dr Matthew Sparkes
2 Mon 27 Jan 2020   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Dr Matthew Sparkes
Software

Stata

Assessment
  • Online quizzes are provided for you to check your own progress
  • There is an online open-book test at the end of the module
  • The test is compulsory for some students – please check with your Department
Reading List

Available on the module's Moodle page.

Duration

8 hours - A morning lecture and an afternoon lab session
This is an intensive, one-day module

Related courses
Theme
Basic Statistics Stream

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