Aims/Description: There are actually very few statistical tests that scientists (as compared to statisticians) use. A few can be done by hand: these include the two most common ones (t-test and chi-squared test). In addition, most of the common calculations (mean, standard deviation, t-test) can be done in Excel. These are all very simple with a little guidance. This short module is designed to give the basics to students with little prior knowledge of statistics. It also serves as a preparation for the more advanced DDP modules available (e.g. APS6060 - Advanced Statistics for Biologists). This course will be delivered on Tuesday, 8th November 2016, from 2pm - 4pm, in the Dainton Graduate Research Centre, Seminar Room D17h.

Staff Contact: Professor Mike Williamson

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