NOV 2014 short courses programme at University of Manchester


Introduction to R: 14 Nov 2014–  aimed at people who wish to familiarise themselves with R. It serves as a pre-requisite for the statistical analysis of social networks course, but taken as a one-day course, it is also suitable for anyone interested in using R more generally. R is a command language that can be used to carry out standard statistical analyses but also has powerful facilities to enable users to create their own routines or implement methods designed by other researchers.

Understanding Statistics: 18 Nov 2014–  covers understanding of statistics in social policy reports and behind the software packages. It is an opportunity for participants to ask the basic statistical questions they have always wanted to. This course focuses on basic statistical concepts such as: the four levels of measurement, measures of central tendency (median, mean, and mode), measures of dispersion (percentiles, variance, standard deviation…

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