Postgraduate Course: Further Statistics (PUHR11051)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to consolidate understanding of the key statistical concepts introduced in the core Introduction to Statistics (ItS) course, and build on these, extending knowledge and skills to:
1) Further types of simple analysis, and more advanced methods (eg for more than 2 groups, using data transformations, repeated measurements).
2) Use of stratification to explore confounding and effect modification.
3) Sample size calculations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course students will be able to: ¿ Select and apply a data transformation/method of analysis appropriate to each of a variety of analytical objectives and data distributions/structures ¿ Use both a calculator and the software package SPSS to perform a broad range of statistical analyses, and be able to interpret these appropriately ¿ Understand the issues in sample size estimation and undertake simple sample size calculations ¿ Understand the rationale for stratification and deploy this technique to explore confounding and effect modification ¿ Interpret appropriately the results of statistical analyses undertaken New topics to be covered (additional to ItS): ¿ Sample size estimation for simple studies ¿ Analysis of variance (including for repeated measures data) ¿ Non-parametric/ distribution-free methods, including non-par correlation ¿ Confidence limits for median and difference of two medians ¿ Assessment of measurement quality/agreement between a pair of variables by the methods of McNemar, kappa and Bland-Altman. ¿ Chi-squared test for association in larger two-way tables, including trend test and paired proportion data ¿ Stratification, including brief introduction to: Mantel-H adjusted OR for association in 2x2 tables stratified by a third variable (and chi-squared test) ¿ Introduction (only) to logistic regression as alternative for trend test and MH adjusted OR
|Course organiser||Dr Pam Warner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3248
|Course secretary||Ms Charlotte Munden
Tel: (0131 6)51 318