Practical Statistics 1

Understanding and analysing data is becoming more prevalent in many jobs. Increases in computing power mean that more and more data is collected. However, data is only useful when meaningful information is extracted from it. Companies and individuals often find that they are “data rich but information poor”. Knowledge of Practical Statistics will allow you to analyse, interpret and present data in a meaningful way.

Tools and techniques covered on this course can be used to answer questions such as:

  • How large is the variability in my dataset?
  • How can I visualise trends, cycles and shifts in a process over time?
  • How can I identify areas that provide the greatest potential for improvement?
  • How can I identify if there is a relationship between two variables?
  • How can I test whether there is a difference between two averages?

The course content includes descriptive statistics, histograms, Pareto charts, scatter plots, confidence intervals, t-tests and F-tests.

Both our standard and bespoke courses are suitable for those with no prior knowledge of statistics or for those who require a refresher programme.

For further details contact ISRU.


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