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

Jean.Saunders Jean.Saunders at staffmail.ul.ie
Tue Nov 17 22:28:35 GMT 2009

There are still a couple of spaces free on the 2 day basic statistics course to be run over the next 2 Saturdays. Please contact Dr Jean Saunders - details below - if you'd like to attend. Only a basic knowledge of SPSS will be required although how to use SPSS to run the tests etc will be demonstrated at the sessions. 

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.

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:


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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