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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

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This is a full day workshop incorporating "An Introduction to Statistics" in the morning and "Making Sense of Numbers" in the afternoon.

The morning session "An Introduction to Statistics" is aimed at those with no, or only very limited knowledge of statistics who require a better understanding of how statistics can be used to describe and summarise data.

The level of presentation is very basic and examples will be used throughout to illustrate the procedures and concepts.

The afternoon session "Making Sense of Numbers (Interpretation of Data)" is aimed directed at those who need to interpret numbers but have little or no knowledge of statistics.

The content is appropriate for those who may need to critically appraise published (quantitative) articles. The focus is on interpreting rather than generating the results of a statistical analysis. Examples are used throughout and at the end of the workshop those attending should be able to:

At the end of the morning workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Describe different data types
  • Describe measures of ‘location’ (also known as ‘central tendency’) and variability (spread) appropriate to the distribution of the data
  • Describe the features of the Normal distribution and the t-distribution together with aspects of their application
  • Understand the ‘standard deviation’
  • Derive and interpret confidence intervals for continuous data and proportions.

At the end of the afternoon workshop those attending should be able to:

  • Distinguish between absolute and relative measures
  • Describe and interpret a confidence interval
  • Explain the distinction between confidence intervals and P-values
  • Interpret the results of one-sample, unmatched and paired t-tests
  • Understand the limitations of the t-test
  • Make sense of data presented in graphical presentations
  • Understand the concept of linear correlation
  • Interpret the chi-square test for comparing proportions
  • Interpret and make sense of the results from a randomised control trial.

Delivered by Dr David Chinn, Senior Research Advisor and R&D Coordinator, NHS Fife; Dr Chinn is not a statistician but an epidemiologist with a working knowledge of stats.

Please contact us if you would like to attend the AM or PM session only as each session can be attended as a ‘stand-alone’ workshop.


Date: Thursday 7th September 2017

Time: 0930 - 1630

Location: Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Crewe Road South, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

Course Fees:

Student Rate: (valid matriculation card required) £40

NHS/Academic Early Bird Rate (before 27 July 2017) £60

NHS/Academic Rate after 27 July 2017: £80

Industry: £180


To book a place, please email wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk

For further information, please refer to the WTCRF website www.crts.org.uk

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