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1 Semester 2 Statistics Short courses Course: STAA Basic Statistics Blackboard Site: STAA0001 Dates: Sat 10 th Sept and 22 Oct 2016 (9 am 5 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: None Day 1: Exploratory Data Analysis Sat 10 th Sept (9 am 5 pm) Levels of measurement of data Graphical Analysis: bar charts, pie charts, boxplots, histogram, stem and leaf, scatterplot, clustered and stacked barcharts Descriptive Statistics: mode, mean, median, standard deviation, range, IQR, Pearson s r Day 2: Introduction to Inference 22 Oct 2016 (9 am 5 pm) Introduction to the basic concepts of inference: confidence interval, significance, p-values, effect size statistics Sampling distribution of the mean z-test and confidence interval for the mean when the population standard deviation is known t-tests: one sample, paired and independent chi-square Statistics Short Courses 1 Semester 2, 2016

2 Course: STAA Simple Linear Regression and ANOVA Blackboard Site: STAA0002 Dates: Sat 17 th Sept and 15 th Oct (9 am 5 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: Basic Statistics (STAA0001) Statistical techniques as listed below will be covered with an emphasis on the interpretation and reporting of these results. Day 1: Simple Linear Regression Sat 17 th Sept (9 am 5 pm) Correlation: Pearson, Spearman and Kendall s tau-b Power Analysis for Pearson correlation Simple linear regression analysis Assumptions and inference for regression Common pitfalls of regression Data transformations Day 2: ANOVA Sat 15 th Oct (9 am 5 pm) One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) Repeated measures analysis of variance Factorial analysis of variance Reporting of ANOVA results Power analysis and effect size statistics such as eta squared and omega squared Statistics Short Courses 2 Semester 2, 2016

3 Course: STAA0003A - Intro to SPSS Blackboard Site: STAA0003 Dates: Sun 4 th Sept (9 am 4 pm) or Sun 2 nd Oct (9 am 4 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: None On completion of this course, students should be able to use the menus in the data analysis package IBM SPSS Statistics to take data such as that obtained from questionnaires and administrative records or from existing electronic formats and establish appropriate computer files from which basic statistical summaries, graphs and reports can be produced. It will also show the importance of integrating the development of your data collection instrument, such as a questionnaire, with your computer program. Topics covered will include Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics IBM SPSS Statistics data definition Establishing an SPSS data file from a questionnaire. Basic data analysis in SPSS Computing new variables in SPSS Recoding, selecting data in SPSS Graphing in SPSS Statistics Short Courses 3 Semester 2, 2016

4 Course: STAA0003B - Further SPSS Blackboard Site: STAA0003 Dates: Sun 16 th Oct (9 am 5 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: Intro to SPSS (STAA0003A) On completion of this course, students will become more efficient in their use of SPSS and expand their knowledge of SPSS data handling procedures. Topics covered will be chosen from: An introduction to SPSS syntax Computing, recoding and selecting data in SPSS using syntax. Dates in SPSS Merging files Managing complex data files SPSS Tables Statistics Short Courses 4 Semester 2, 2016

5 Course: STAA0004A - Survey Design Blackboard Site: STAA0004 Dates: Sat 24 th Sep (9 am 5 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: Basic Statistics Software used: None You will acquire skills and knowledge in the collection of survey, observational, experimental and secondary data; developing a questionnaire, and writing of descriptive reports. Topics will include: Introduction to survey research The basics of survey sampling How to collect survey data Making the most of secondary data Developing a questionnaire Introduction to scale development Coding and cleaning survey data Statistics Short Courses 5 Semester 2, 2016

6 Course: STAA0004B - Research Design Blackboard Site: STAA0004 Dates: Sun 23 rd Oct (9 am 4 pm) Room EN409 Assumed Knowledge: Basic Statistics Software used: Excel and SPSS You will acquire skills and knowledge in observational and experimental studies, designing an experiment, incidence and prevalence statistics, different types of study designs including Cohort and Case-control studies. Topics will include The basic concepts of experimental designs Common designs used in health statistics and elsewhere Incidence, prevalence and fertility statistics Mortality Statistics and Standardisation of rates Randomized trials and Cohort studies Case control studies Statistics Short Courses 6 Semester 2, 2016

7 Course: STAA0005A - Multiple Linear Regression Blackboard Site: STAA0005 Dates: 8 & 9 Oct. in ATC325 (note change) Room BA513 Assumed Knowledge: ANOVA and Simple Linear Regression In Multiple Regression you will look at simple linear regression and multiple regression using three different strategies (standard regression, stepwise regression and hierarchical regression). Particular attention is paid to report writing, assumption checking, outlier checking and tests for mediation. Make sure that you have access to SPSS and please revise the relevant material for the simple linear regression and ANOVA short course beforehand. Statistics Short Courses 7 Semester 2, 2016

8 Course: STAA0005B - Factor Analysis and MANOVA Blackboard Site: STAA0005 Dates: Oct. (9.00 pm 5.00 pm) Room ATC325 (note change) Assumed Knowledge: ANOVA and Simple Linear Regression Factor Analysis covers exploratory factor analysis (EFA). The various methods for extracting and rotating factors are discussed as are the interpretation of factors and the creation of factor scores and summated. scales. EFA is a descriptive technique. That is, it is designed to help us understand and explain patterns in the data, without making any formal predictions about what results will look like. However, it is not our data s job to tell us what its underlying structure is and a sound factor analytic study will begin with a great deal of prior thinking about the nature of the concept that we want to understand, appropriate indicators of that concept, appropriate population, and how results of factor analysis will be used. So even before we begin data collection, let alone data analysis, we will have an expectation about what the results might look like. The job of the data is then to show us how well our expectations are reflected in the real world. The results of exploratory factory analysis can then be used inform future hypotheses. These hypotheses are subsequently tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), which is conducted within the structural equation modelling framework (not covered in this subject). MANOVA examines between subjects, within subjects and mixed multivariate analysis of variance. Particular attention is paid to assumption checking, the testing of specific contrasts and report writing. Make sure that you have access to SPSS and please revise the relevant material for the ANOVA and Simple Linear Regression short course beforehand. Make sure that you have access to SPSS and please revise the relevant material for the ANOVA and Simple Linear Regression short course beforehand. Statistics Short Courses 8 Semester 2, 2016

9 Course: STAA Forecasting (18 hrs) Blackboard Site: STAA0013 Dates: Tues 30/8, 6/9, 13/9, 20/9, 27/9, 4/10 (5:30 pm 8:30 pm) Room: EN409 Assumed Knowledge: ANOVA and Simple Linear Regression. Also some basic knowledge about the use of SPSS package is required. Software used: EXCEL and SPSS Course Description This unit aims to introduce students to various forecasting methods and their application in business and industry using time series data. The advantages and disadvantages of naïve, moving average, exponential smoothing and decomposition forecasts will be covered. Participants who successfully complete this Unit should be able to: extract time series data from web sites compute indices based on time series data plot time series and describe their characteristics understand the time series and identify the properties like trend, seasonality or cyclic behaviour relevant to the time series under investigation use various methods to obtain short-term forecasts compare the accuracy of these forecasts using appropriate measures. Statistics Short Courses 9 Semester 2, 2016

10 Course: STAA0009A - Introductory Structural Equation Modelling with AMOS (15 hrs) Blackboard Site: STAA0009 Dates: Mondays 29/8, 5/9, 12/9, 19/9, 26/9, 3/10 (5:30 pm 8:30 pm) Room ATC325 Assumed Knowledge: Multiple Regression and Factor Analysis Software used: AMOS Course Description This course is designed as an introductory, applied course in the use of Structural Equation Models (SEM) in research. The aim of this subject is to provide students with a broad understanding of structural equation modelling, its underlying theory and potential uses in research, as well as an awareness of its strengths and limitations. It is designed to give students the skills to competently design, assess, and interpret simple research models across multiple discipline areas using structural equation modelling techniques. Topics: Review Exploratory Factor Analysis (SPSS). Introduction to AMOS and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) Review Multiple Regression (SPSS) and Path Analysis in AMOS Full Structural Models Using SEM to assess measures (Congeneric Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Scale Reliability and Validity, Higher Order Confirmatory Factor Analysis) Statistics Short Courses 10 Semester 2, 2016

11 Course: STAA0009B - Advanced Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with MPLUS (15 hrs) Blackboard Site: STAA0009 Dates: Mondays 10/10, 17/10, 24/10, 31/10, 7/11 (5:30 pm 8:30 pm) Room ATC325 Assumed Knowledge: Introduction to SEM using AMOS Software used: MPLUS Course Description This course is designed as an extension to introductory SEM using AMOS. The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the MPLUS software and more advanced SEM models. It is designed to give students the skills to competently design, assess, and interpret more advanced models across multiple discipline areas using structural equation modelling techniques. Topics: Introduction to MPLUS and Model Issues: Formative vs. Reflective Indicators Item parcelling including Munck s method Using ordinal indicators Multi-sample models and invariance testing using MPLUS Mean structure models using MPLUS Longitudinal models using MPLUS Assumptions, missing data and model issues Statistics Short Courses 11 Semester 2, 2016

12 Course: STAA0011A: -Data Mining with SAS Enterprise Miner (SASEM) (18hrs) Blackboard Site: STAA0011 Dates: Tuesdays 30/8, 6/9, 13/9, 20/9, 27/9, 4/10 (5:30 pm 8:30 pm) Room ATC325 Assumed Knowledge: Multiple Regression Software used: SAS Enterprise Miner Course Description This short course provides and introduction to data mining using SAS Enterprise Miner. In particular it introduces market basket analysis, sequence analysis, link analysis and text analysis before comparing classification methods such as Classification Trees and Logistic Regression, and comparing prediction methods such as Regression and Regression Trees. In addition it describes the use of neural network methods for classification, prediction and segmentation. Statistics Short Courses 12 Semester 2, 2016

13 Course: STAA0011B - Statistical Marketing Tools (12hrs) Blackboard Site: STAA0011 Dates: Tues 18/10, 25/10, 8/11, 15/11 (5:30 pm 8:30 pm) Room ATC325 Assumed Knowledge: Factor Analysis Course Description This short course introduces four statistical methods commonly used for marketing and other purposes. Visualisation is key for these methods. These methods include Multidimensional scaling for displaying patterns of similarity for objects (e.g. similarity of brands in terms of customer perception). Correspondence analysis is used to illustrate the relationships between categorical variables. Conjoint Analysis is used to measure the importance of product attributes underlying product preferences and Cluster Analysis is used to create homogeneous groups of people or objects, that can be used for strategic and other purposes. Statistics Short Courses 13 Semester 2, 2016

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