[Events] FW: Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) Research Methodology and Statistical Courses Nov 09

Jean.Saunders Jean.Saunders at staffmail.ul.ie
Tue Nov 3 12:31:25 GMT 2009


Some extra courses are running during November on Saturdays for people outside UL but a few places are available should anyone from within UL wish to enrol. The first course (Introductory SPSS) will be EUR200 for the day and the Basic Stats course will be EUR400 for the 2 days for any UL staff member or student. Full notes, lunch and teas/coffees will be provided. If interested please contact Jean Saunders asap as numbers will need to be finalised.

The next set of courses run by the SCU at UL are as below. Please pass on this information to anybody in your organisations who might be interested. 

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Please feel free to forward this course info onto anyone who might be interested

Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU)

Research Methodology and Statistical Courses 

Further quantitative methods courses are being offered by the Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU)on 3 Saturdays in Nov 2009. The course list and dates are as below. 

 All courses will run between 9:30 and 4:30 on each day with breaks for lunch and tea/coffee. There will be a limit on the number of attendees for each of these courses so early registration would be advisable. You will be provided with a full set of course notes for each course. No reminders will be sent to you so please make a note of date and venue when you enrol. Please contact Dr Jean Saunders - contact details below - for enrolment form and fees.

  

Full Course List

1. Introductory SPSS (Saturday 7/11/2009)

Duration:         1 day   

This course provides an intensive introduction to SPSS.  It assumes that participants will have a basic familiarity with the Windows environment.  We will examine the features of SPSS for Windows, use a simple data set to cover the topics of transforming variables, selecting data for analysis, then perform basic analyses to produce frequency distributions, summary statistics and cross tabulations before examining some of the extensive graphic capabilities of SPSS. This course would provide an introduction to anyone wishing to analyse their own data using SPSS.

Venue: Maths Lab in the main building at UL (C2062). 

   

2. Basic Statistics for Researchers 

(Saturday 21/11/2009 & Saturday 28/11/2009)

Duration:          2 days

A Basic Statistics course covering the basic methods of analysis needed for quantitative research. Most researchers would find the material covered would be sufficient to analyse any data gathered as part of their research (both categorical/qualitative and continuous/scalar/ratio variables). A mix of practice and theory. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed although you will require a basic knowledge of using SPSS and/or other statistical software packages (e.g. attendance at course 1 would be sufficient). The course examples will be mainly using data from the sciences or medical fields but others should also find the course useful. Subjects covered include:

Sampling

Data analysis - an overview; Types of data; Scales of data measurement; Coding questionnaire data

Describing data using graphical and numerical methods

Normal Probability distributions

Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing (Parametric and non-parametric)

Multivariable analysis - Qualitative (categorical) variables - Chi-squared Tests

Multivariable analysis - Quantitative (continuous) variables - Scatter plots, correlation and regression.

Venue: Maths Lab in the main building at UL (C2062).

 

To register for the above, please e-mail jean.saunders at ul.ie stating course title and date. No reminders will be sent to you so please make a note of date and venue when you enrol. If you are coming from outside UL you will need to fill in a registration form to apply - please get in touch  for registration form and fees.

For further information on any of these courses please contact:

Dr Jean Saunders
Executive Director
Statistical Consulting Unit
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick
Tel: 00353-61-213471
Mob: 00353-86-3866353
Fax: 00353-61-334927
email: jean.saunders at ul.ie



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