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MASH is now offering workshops for statistics.  Whilst the workshops use SPSS, the Regression and ANOVA workshops concentrate on the understanding of the topic so would also be useful for those not using SPSS.

Note: If a workshop is full, check for cancellations within 24 hours of the workshop in case there are spaces.  If you can't make the available dates or the workshops are full, fill in the 'expression of interest' form to help with scheduling.  You will then get an email when new workshops are added.

MASH workshops are HEAR accredited.  Attend any four MASH or 301 Academic Skills workshops to apply for the Academic Skills Certificate.  Find out more about the 301 Academic Skills Certificate.

Level 1
These workshops are aimed at students who have little or no prior knowledge about statistics and are complete beginners to SPSS.
Topic Information

Getting started with Statistics and SPSS
(Level 1)

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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
• Recoding new variables

Wednesday 4th October 2017 2-4pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here
Friday 13th October 2017 2-4pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here

Get the data for this workshop here.

Introduction to hypothesis testing
(Level 1)

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This workshop focuses on the concepts and terminology needed to understand hypothesis testing.  The workshop will also cover chi-squared tests and t-tests.  The workshop uses Excel templates to do some of the calculations.

Wednesday 11th October 2017
2-4pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here
Friday 20th October 2017
2-4pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here

The Excel templates for the workshop are available here.                 

Level 2
These workshops require statistical knowledge. You must have attended Level 1 workshops before signing up to these topics or, have already studied the material elsewhere. DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE A COMPLETE BEGINNER.
Topic Information

ANOVA in SPSS (Level 2)

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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

Wednesday 18th October 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here
Friday 27th October 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here

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Correlation and regression in SPSS (Level 2)

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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

Wednesday 25th October 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here
Friday 3rd November 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building. Computer room B4 Register here

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Choosing the right statistical analysis for your project (Level 2)

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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.

Wednesday 1st November 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here
Friday 10th November 2017 2-3:30pm Geography building, Computer room B4 Register here

Get the data for this workshop here.

Other workshops

Hypothesis testing in Excel (BMS)

MASH is offering a statistics in Excel workshop which covers:
• Statistics terminology and introduction to hypothesis testing
• T-tests in Excel
• An alternative option for checking normality and running non-parametric tests
• Choosing the right test
The workshop is aimed at BMS students but is open to other students.

Dates and times of workshop
Tuesday 8th November 2016 11am - 1pm Alfred Denny computer room A04 Register here
Friday 18th November 2016 1-3pm Alfred Denny computer room A04 Register here
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 10am -12 Alfred Denny computer room A04 Register here

Get the data for this workshop here.

Can't make these dates or sessions full? Register your interest here.

Are you studying maths or statistics as part of your degree? Are you worried about it? Find out more about maths anxiety and what we offer at MASH.

Instructions for downloading SPSS on to your laptop.