Statistics for the Terrified (An Introduction to Statistics)

When Sep 17, 2015 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Edinburgh
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This half day workshop (0930-1230) is directed 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.


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.


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


At the end of the 3-hour 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.


Please note that this is a ‘stand-alone’ workshop, however you may also benefit from attending the workshop ‘Making sense of numbers’ which is scheduled to take place after this session (17th September 2015; 1330-1630).

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