We are announcing two courses, which are scheduled to take place in October 2004, at The University of Reading. Summary information is given below.
For more detailed information and registration forms please contact http://www.ssc.rdg.ac.uk providing your address and/or fax number.
A Review of Basic Statistics
Date: 4-5 October. Duration: 2 days. Price: £460.
This course builds up the basic ideas of statistics systematically and quickly. It provides an introduction to methods of summarising and presenting data, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Mathematical details will be kept to a minimum. A wide choice of statistical software is available for practical work.
What Sample Size Do I Need?
Date: 6 October. Duration: 1 day. Price: 245.
(Fee of £690 for attending this course together with A Review of Basic Statistics (4-6 October).)
This is a common problem and should be given true consideration in any research proposal, as an inadequate sample size invariably leads to wasted resources. This course aims to give a practical introduction to sample size determination in the context of some commonly used significance tests.
Examples from a scientific background will be used to highlight the problems associated with sample size determination, and potential solutions suggested. Practical work will be based around the statistical computing package MINITAB, exploiting its module on sample size determination, and the more specialised packages, nQuery Advisor and PASS. Formulae and algebraic notation will be kept to a minimum.
Statistician, Statistical Services Centre
University of Reading
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