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Introductory Seminar - The role of statistical analysis within broader research methodology: Supporting YOUR research

Seminar Overview

Date, venue and booking

This introductory session to the new Maths & Statistics Seminar Series will discuss the role of statistics in research from the framing of the initial research objectives through the design of the research programme, data collection, inference and analysis to the publication of results. Particular attention will be paid to the context of research and how this determines the appropriateness (or inappropriateness) of particular techniques. In this introductory seminar and discussion we will not enter into details of any particular technique but consider more generally why – and how – statistical thinking can benefit your research.


Who is it for?

This introductory session, and the ongoing series is open to Research Assistants/Post Docs/Research Fellows, etc (ie. all staff doing research).


Session Objectives:

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of why and how statistical thinking can benefit your research.
  • Gained an understanding of what the seminar series as a whole has to offer to expand upon this initial session.
  • Been given an opportunity to discuss your personal support needs and how the series and accompanying network can give further practical help.
  • An appreciation of the value and challenges of the use of statistics in your broader research and academic life.

20th September

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange

Third floor, Library.


Catering provided

Tea/coffee/water on arrival, plus a bag lunch for your convenience: complete the lunch details on the booking form.

Any questions?

Workshop content:
Contact Lisa Lavender
Learning and Development Centre

Workshop arrangements:
Contact Val Bentick 
x24698, Learning and Development Centre