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Introducing quantitative research - descriptive statistics In-Person

This session is part of a three-session series that highlight the key elements of statistics that are used as part of the research journey. We will explore descriptive statistics in this session (and inferential statistics in the next session and the third session on bringing these together), with an aim to demystify the jargon that is often a barrier to both the understanding and carrying out of quantitative research. 
Speaker: Dr. Philip Dee, Academic Development Department (ADD), Faculty of HELS
Philip has worked at BCU for nearly 20 years and in that time has evolved his support role to include research and statistics. He has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and during his time at BCU has ‘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. To consolidate his research skills, 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 many aspects of academic support, numeracy and statistics.
This session takes place in person in Curzon, Room C320. It covers the following points:

Overview to the series

Overcoming the Jargon barrier

Numbers in research

Summarising the data – Measures of the average

Summarising the data – Measures of the spread

Demonstration with SPSS

Thu Nov 30th 2023
10:00 - 12:00
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
Curzon (see details for room number)
City Centre Campus
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Event Organizer

Guojin Liu