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This course is designed for researchers who have little or no experience using statistical software such as SPSS or as a refresher course.

Summary

Study Descriptive & Inferential Statistics in SPSS at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This two-day short-course is designed for researchers who have little or no experience using statistical software such as SPSS or who may need a refresher course on methods of dealing with quantitative data. The course is ideally suited to participants who have, or whose organisations may have, quantitative data but are unsure of how to analyse it or are unsure of how to get the most information out of their data. The rationale underlying this short-course is to promote evidence-based decision making through exploiting data. Participants will be made aware of how they can answer research questions using various types of data and various types of analyses.

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Synopsis of the course

This two-day short-course is designed for researchers who have little or no experience using statistical software such as SPSS or who may need a refresher course on methods of dealing with quantitative data. The course is ideally suited to participants who have, or whose organisations may have, quantitative data but are unsure of how to analyse it or are unsure of how to get the most information out of their data. The rationale underlying this short-course is to promote evidence-based decision making through exploiting data. Participants will be made aware of how they can answer research questions using various types of data and various types of analyses.

The short-course begins with an introduction to the SPSS interface, detailing the many features available in this statistical software. We will also show participants how to get data into SPSS from various sources, including databases such as excel. The short-course will to introduce and develop knowledge of statistical analysis, with specific reference to hypothesis testing; statistical concepts and techniques; selecting an appropriate statistical technique; the application of statistical software to data analysis; and the production and interpretation of statistical and graphical output.

The short-course will use lectures to provide a clear understanding of the logic underlying the use of statistical techniques and procedures. However, a greater amount of time will be devoted to giving participants experience of hands-on use of SPSS. At the end of each day participants will be given the opportunity to discuss any data they might have, particularly in terms of selecting and applying an appropriate form of analysis or questions they might have about conducting research in general. No prior knowledge of SPSS or statistical analysis is required.

Further information

No prior knowledge of SPSS or statistical analysis is required. This two-day course will be held on Coleraine Campus, Ulster University.

If you have any queries about this course, please contact the course leader Dr James Houston at je.houston@ulster.ac.uk

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made prior to Monday 8th August 2016: full refund less an administrative charge of £50.00.
Cancellations made between Monday 8th August and Monday 15th August: refund of fifty percent.
Cancellations made after Monday 15th August: no refund to be made.

Accommodation

Ensuite accommodation is available at £28 per night (plus VAT) to include the provision of bedding, towels and toiletries, a service every third day with the bedding changed. This rate also includes complimentary tea and coffee. Please follow https://roomservice.ulster.ac.uk/e-CasualLets/ to book accommodation. Please quote School of Psychology Research Methods and Statistics Summer Schoolin the notes section of the booking form to avail of this price.

Attendance

This two-day course will be held in Coleraine Campus, Cromore Road, Coleraine, BT52 1SA. (Room location tbc).

Date: Monday and Tuesday, 22 & 23 August 2016
Time: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of SPSS or statistical analysis is required. This two-day course will be held on Coleraine Campus, Ulster University.

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All applications and payments for short course programmes must be made online at http://store.ulster.ac.uk/

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Price

£300.00

Payment information

You must register and pay for this course online. Fees (includes lunch and refreshments)

£300 (Full Fee)
£200 (Concessionary Fee for Unwaged/Students/Charitable Sector Workers - evidence will be required)
£255 (Full Fee booking with more than one course)
£170 (Concessionary Charge with more than one course)

Contact

For further information:

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680