The Statistical Consulting Centre in the National Institute of Applied Statistics Research Australia, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics provides postgraduate students and staff members of the University of Wollongong with statistical consulting assistance for research.

Director: Professor Marijka Batterham

UOW SCHOLARS

Phone: +61 2 4221 8190
Email: marijka@uow.edu.au
Location: Building 39C Room 269

 

 

 

Aim

The service aims to improve the statistical content of research carried out by members of the University. Researchers from all disciplines may use the Centre. Priority is currently given to staff members and postgraduate students undertaking research for Doctor of Philosophy or Masters' degrees. The centre does not provide consulting support for honours students.

How we can help

It is important that University researchers consult the Centre at the beginning of their investigation, so that their research will include clear research hypotheses and well-designed data collection processes as these are basic to any analysis.

The assistance provided by the Statistical Consulting Centre includes advice on:

  • The planning of experiments,
  • Designing questionnaires,
  • Data collection,
  • Data entry and management,
  • Statistical analyses,
  • The presentation of results.

Planning the data gathering process is crucial to research, and consulting with the Statistical Consulting Centre at this stage will reap the most reward.

Currently the Statistical Consulting Centre provides each University researcher with a free initial consultation. Up to ten hours per calendar year of consulting time maybe provided without charge if research funding is not available. When researchers require more consulting time, or receive external funding, a service charge is necessary.

The Statistical Consulting Centre can arrange for later data entry and statistical analyses for those who wish to pay for these services rather than do the work themselves.

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Short courses

Target audience

Postgraduate students/staff who have previously completed an introductory statistics subject and are planning to use this package. SPSS's operation on a Mac is almost identical to PC, and Mac users should have no transitional difficulties.

Course outline

A one day statistical computing course will be held for University of Wollongong students and staff.

The course includes:

  • defining variables;
  • graphical techniques;
  • saving data and output;
  • importing data;
  • computing new variables;
  • hypothesis testing: t-tests, proportions, two-way tables;
  • correlation;
  • linear regression.

Please be aware that this course teaches statistical computing, not statistics. If you have not previously completed an introductory statistics subject you should consider doing the course “How to analyse data” which is held in the mid-year break each year. You should know how to use a PC or a Mac computer.

Enrolments will be taken strictly in order of receipt. The course will not run if there are insufficient enrolments.

Instructor

This course will be given by Professor Marijka Batterham, National Institute of Applied Statistics Research Australia. Course notes will be provided. Please bring along a thumb drive for saving work.

If you have any questions about the course please email: marijka@uow.edu.au.

Time

TBD

Venue

TBD

Cost

A charge of $120 (or $109 if paid by your unit) per person will be made for students currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Wollongong and salaried staff of the University of Wollongong.

Target audience

Postgraduate students/staff who have previously completed an introductory statistics subject and are planning to use this package.

Course outline

The aim of this course is to provide a basic introduction to R and R Studio for statistical analysis. We will use R studio to access R and You will learn:

  1. How to import, edit and save data
  2. How R "sees" data
  3. Some basic summary displays and graphing
  4. Basic operations and functions
  5. How to perform the following tests
    • tests for normality and homogeneity of variance
    • t tests for one and two groups (independent, paired and one sample), non parametric alternatives; Mann-Whitney and wilcoxon tests
    • ANOVA, non parametric alternative; Kruskal-Wallis test
    • crosstabulations/ chi square test for comparing proportions
    • correlation
    • univariate and multivariate regression and basic diagnostics

We will use R studio to access R.

This course teaches statistical computing, not statistics. If you have not previously completed an introductory statistics subject you should consider doing the course “How to analyse data” which is held in the mid-year break each year. You should know how to use a PC or a Mac computer.

Enrolments will be taken strictly in order of receipt. The course will not run if there are insufficient enrolments.

 

Instructor

This course will be given by Professor Marijka Batterham, National Institute of Applied Statistics Research Australia. Course notes will be provided. Please bring along a thumb drive for saving work.

If you have any questions about the course please email:
marijka@uow.edu.au.

Time

TBD

Venue

TBD

Cost

A charge of $120 (or $109 if paid by your unit) per person will be made for students currently enrolled in a research degree at the University of Wollongong and salaried staff of the University of Wollongong.

Coming Soon.

If you have any questions about the course please email: marijka@uow.edu.au.