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Introduction to Statistics 1

INTRODUCTION

This course provides an introduction to statistics for those with little or no prior exposure to basic probability and statistics. Once you have completed this course you will be able to apply statistically valid designs to basic studies, and test hypotheses regarding proportions and means.

DURATION

10 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Anyone with no prior statistical background, or anyone who encounters statistics in their work, or who needs introductory statistics for further study.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Appropriately calculate various measures of location and variability
  • Produce histograms, boxplots and other visual displays
  • Explain what the null hypothesis is
  • Use resampling methods to test a null hypothesis and calculate a p-value
  • Index time series data
  • Calculate probabilities (conditional and unconditional)
  • Apply Bayes Rule
  • Specify a random sampling protocol
  • Conduct bootstrap sampling
  • Assess survey results
  • Determine confidence intervals

TOPICS COVERED

Study Design, Statistical Significance

  • Intro, Study Design
  • Measures of Central Location and Variability
  • Distance
  • Data Format
  • Variables
  • Graphs
  • Null Hypothesis
  • Resampling
  • Normal Distribution
  • Significance

Categorical Data, Contingency Tables

  • Categorical Data
  • Graphical Exploration
  • Indexing
  • Simple Probability
  • Distributions
  • Normal Distribution again
  • 2-Way (Contingency) Tables
  • Conditional Probability

More Probability, Random Sampling, the Bootstrap

  • Bayes Rule
  • Independence
  • Surveys
  • Random Sampling
  • Bootstrap

Confidence Intervals

  • Point Estimates
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Formula Counterparts
  • Standard Error
  • Beyond Random Sampling

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 24th June 2019

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 01-07-2019
Event End Date 12-07-2019
Cut off date 24-06-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,592
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,853
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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