Summer Term Workshops (no booking required)
Our maths, stats and numeracy workshops are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, free of charge. You can take part in as many as you like during the term.
Please see below for exact dates, times and locations:
- The size of the workshops vary, but there could be up to 20 students in a session. Our sessions can be very popular and unfortunately we cannot guarantee a space so be sure to get there on time for a seat.
- You can earn Passport Points for attending our workshops.
- The workshops are either one or two hours long and take place on different dates throughout the term. Please see below for exact dates, times and locations.
Stats & SPSS Workshops
This is a course of five workshops which will be repeated a few times during the year.
S1: Getting Started with Statistics and SPSS
Monday 10 June, 10-12pm, in Computer Centre PC Lab 1
This is a computer led workshop for complete beginners to SPSS. The workshop follows a step by step guide to getting started in SPSS with exercises and covers the following topics: Getting data into SPSS; Choosing the right summary statistics and graphs for your data; Producing summary statistics, tables and graphs; Recording and creating new variables.
S2: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Monday 10 June, 12.30-2.30pm, in Computer Centre PC Lab 1
This workshop focuses on the concepts and terminology needed to understand hypothesis testing. The workshop will also cover chi-squared tests and t-tests.
S3: ANOVA in SPSS
Tuesday 11 June, 10-12pm, in Computer Centre PC Lab 1
Stats knowledge required. You must have attended S1 and S2 workshops or studied the material. Analysis of Variance is a statistical test for comparing the means of several independent groups. There are several types of ANOVA but it is important to get to grips with the basics before moving to more complex types of ANOVA. This practical workshop centres around running ANOVA in SPSS and includes: Which ANOVA to use in which circumstances; Carrying out one and two way ANOVA; Interpretation of the output; Checking assumptions; What to do when the assumptions are not met.
S4: Correlation and Regression in SPSS
Tuesday 11 June, 12.30-2.30pm, in Computer Centre PC Lab 1
Stats knowledge required. You must have attended S1 and S2 workshops or studied the material. Multiple regression is one of the most commonly used techniques for project analysis. It is important to know how to use and interpret regression correctly. This practical workshop centres around using SPSS to carry out correlation and regression and includes: When and why correlation or regression are used; Carrying out analysis; Interpretation of the output; Checking assumptions.
S5: Choosing the right statistical analysis for your project
Wednesday 12 June 10-12pm, in Computer Centre PC Lab 1
This workshop covers the steps of choosing the right analysis and introduces the terminology associated with the process. A number of group exercises will be included to aid understanding of the topics. The session includes a brief introduction to each test for those who have not studied them before and the appropriate graphs to use with each test.