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Mon 27 Apr 2020
09:00 - 18:00


Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Introduction to Python

Mon 27 Apr 2020


This module introduces the use of Python, a free programming language originally developed for statistical data analysis. Students will learn:

  • Ways of reading data into Python
  • How to manipulate data in major data types
  • How to draw basic graphs and figures with Python
  • How to summarise data using descriptive statistics
  • How to perform basic inferential statistics

This module is suitable for students who have no prior experience in programming, but participants will be assumed to have a good working knowledge of basic statistical techniques.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • A good working knowledge of descriptive statistics (e.g., the mean and standard deviation).
  • Students who are not familiar with basic statistical techniques are advised to take modules from the SSRMP's Basic Statistics stream, up to at least the level of BQA, and preferably the level of DMA.

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 27 Apr   09:00 - 13:00 09:00 - 13:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B11 map esd30
2 Mon 27 Apr   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 Institute of Criminology, Room B11 map esd30

There may be an online open-book test at the end of the module; for most students, the test is not compulsory.

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