How to Understand Statistics in Research ONLINE (NEW)

4 half-day sessions, over 4 consecutive weeks in January 2023


The aim of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to applied statistics from a beginner level. The content will provide an overview of common statistical ideas and approaches, and by the end of the course you should be able to identify which statistical test is the most applicable for a given scenario, and interpret the results.  The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures, multiple choice questions and 'pen and paper' exercises.

Who will benefit from the course?

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop or refresh their statistical knowledge. This could be individuals working in a variety of research fields or stages, clinicians who want to develop their understanding (e.g. for critiquing journal articles), or students who are going to require statistical knowledge to complete their studies.


Dr Richard Jacques, is the course leader for this NEW ScHARR Short Course.

Rebecca Simpson

Professor Stephen Walters

Dates and times

This course will be delivered ONLINE over 4 half-days, over 4 consecutive weeks as follows:

Day 1:  Tuesday, 10th January 2023 9am - 1pm

Day 2:  Tuesday, 17th January 2023 9am - 1pm

Day 3:  Tuesday, 24th January 2023 9am - 1pm

Day 4:  Tuesday, 31st January 2023 9am - 1pm

NB:  You must be able to attend all 4 days/sessions to successfully complete the course.


The fee for this online delivered course is £599 per person.

NB:  If you are a member of ScHARR Staff or a ScHARR Student please contact Karen Holden at ( in the first instance, to confirm your eligibility and details of how to book at a reduced rate.

Booking and Payment

This course is live on our online store and currently accepting bookings.



Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal or via company invoice (purchase order required at the time of booking).

Immediate payment or purchase order details are required at the time of booking, please ensure you have these details to hand before making your booking.

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking.  Wherever possible please also email a copy of your company purchase order to

We would like to reassure you that any bookings made for our ScHARR short courses will be ‘Covid-19 Secure’ meaning that we would ensure that any courses delivered face-to-face would only be done so if Government guidance permitted, and our venue(s) were able to adhere to all Covid-19 safety measures.

In addition, if the course were unable to take place in the format advertised at the time of your booking, we would offer a no-quibble guarantee that we would:

  • automatically transfer your booking to a rescheduled date
  • process a full refund, if the above is inconvenient for you

If you are having difficulties making your Online Store booking, please contact the Online Store directly at, in the first instance.

If you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered ONLINE via the University's Blackboard platform.

The course will be interactive and practical, with delivery of sessions based on lectures, multiple choice questions and exercises.

Online Delivery

  • Reliable and stable internet connection.
  • A PC (or Laptop if a PC is not available to you).
  • Webcam and microphone (preferably a USB Headset)
  • A quiet room where there will be no/minimal disruption.
  • Ability to access Google Meet and Google Sites and other Microsoft/Google software.


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact ScHARR Short Course Unit via email at

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to take telephone enquiries due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation as staff are working remotely at this present time.  Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 8 August 2022