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This course will provide an introduction to basic statistical concepts, methods and tools for scientific research.

COURSE DETAILS

The course consists of a three hour class, 09.00 - 12.00, beginning 23rd April 2024 and then every Tuesday until 11th June 2024.

This course will provide an introduction to statistical inference and basic commands using R.

Topics covered include: hypothesis testing, basic statistical testing procedures, linear regression, base R, and introduction to the tidyverse suite of R packages.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Become more familiar and comfortable with basic statistics and probability concepts.
  • Learn how to conduct rudimentary statistical tests.
  • Understand the different types of data and their connection to the available hypothesis testing techniques.
  • Start to become familiar with interpretation and reporting of statistical outputs.
  • Be comfortable with base R and able to load libraries, perform simple data wrangling tasks, and plot simple graphics.
  • Be able to perform data wrangling tasks using modern R functionalities.

INTENDED FOR

DPhil students and research staff with little prior knowledge of statistical tools and approaches, and who need them for their research

NUMBER OF PLACES

30

COURSE LEADER

Dr Maria Christodoulou & Oxford University Statistical Consulting (OxUSC)

TIME / Date

09.00 - 12.00 | 23rd April 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 30th April 2024 

09.00 - 12.00 | 7th May 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 14th May 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 21st May 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 28th May 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 4th June 2024

09.00 - 12.00 | 11th June 2024

BOOKING INFORMATION

Booking will open at the beginning of Trinity term.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.

RDF SKILLS 

A1, A2

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The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)