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Exploring the Landscape of Statistics in Research In-Person

This session will highlight the key elements of statistics that are used as part of the research journey. We will explore descriptive statistics as well as inferential statistics, but most of all the session will aim to demystify the jargon that is often a barrier to both the understanding and carrying out of quantitative research. 

Key features include:

  1. Descriptive Statistics – measures of the average and the spread
  2. Inferential Statistics – What is a p-value and why does it matter?
  3. Using computer software to analyse date – a brief overview of the use of SPSS and Excel

Speaker: Philip Dee from the Academic Development Department (ADD) within HELS.
Philip has worked at BCU for nearly 20 years and in that time has developed his support role from ‘academic’ topics to include numeracy and statistics. He has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and has since ‘translated’ his research knowledge in order to offer support in the faculty of HELS to research-active staff and students and is currently an active supervisor up to PhD level. Philip has recently completed a degree with the Open University in Mathematics and Statistics and is a member of the Royal Statistics Society (RSS). He maintains a YouTube channel which supports aspects of academic support, numeracy and statistics.

Time: Monday 26th June 2023, 10-11.30

Venue: In person on City Centre Campus -- Room 282, in Curzon B (accessible by lifts or staircase from the ground floor of Curzon B, next to the IT Help Desk) 

Related LibGuide: Guidance for Researchers by Guojin Liu

Mon Jun 26th 2023
10:00 - 11:30
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Curzon (see details for room number)
City Centre Campus

Registration is required. There are 29 seats available.

Event Organizer

Guojin Liu