Our courses

Courses
  • Our training courses aim to meet the needs of both statisticians and users of statistics
  • Our presenters are experienced in their field of expertise and as trainers
  • All courses are quality controlled so you can be sure they offer value for money
  • Courses are presented in an enjoyable setting at our office in London

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Courses

Longitudinal and Missing Data
Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 April 2015
The course begins with a brief presentation of linear mixed models for continuous hierarchical data. The course focus is from the modeller’s perspective and on applications. Emphasis will be on model formulation, parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing, as well as on the distinction between the random-effects (hierarchical) model and the implied marginal model. It will be shown that, if no appropriate measures are taken, missing data can seriously jeopardize results, and interpretation difficulties are bound to occur. Methods to properly analyse incomplete data, under flexible assumptions, will be presented.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

An Introduction to Multivariate Meta-Analysis
Presented by Malcolm Price, Richard Riley, Ian White, Dan Jackson and Jamie Kirkham
Thursday 7 May 2015
The use of meta-analysis to synthesise effect estimates from multiple studies is now well established in evidence based medicine. Many studies have more than outcome of interest, such as disease-free survival and overall survival, and researchers currently meta-analyse each outcome separately. However, such multiple outcomes are often related to each other, i.e. they are correlated. For example, a patient’s time to recurrence of disease is generally associated with their time of death. By meta-analysing each outcome independently, researchers ignore this correlation and thus lose potentially valuable information.
However, a multivariate meta-analysis can analyse correlated outcomes together and utilise their correlated information to get the most out of the available data. This course provides a firm introduction to multivariate meta-analysis methods and gives a full demonstration of its implementation in STATA.
Detailed course information and registration form (DOC)

Introduction to Modelling with R commander
Presented by Paul Baxter
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 May 2015
This course will introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing through the use of R commander – a menu-driven interface to R. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling, including linear, logistic and Poisson models. Day 1 requires familiarity with basic statistical methods (e.g. t-tests, boxplots) but assumes no previous knowledge of statistical computing. The two days can be taken together, or separately depending on a participant’s background and interests.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts
Presented by Nigel Marriott
Thursday 4 June 2015
If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your business and save money by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course is ideal. By the end of the session you will have a firm grasp of how to summarise and measure trends as well as how to extrapolate trends into a forecast. You will also have a good understanding of how to perform relevant calculations in Excel.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Presenting Data
Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy
Thursday 25 June
This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information. The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained. These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises. The course is for anyone who is involved in communicating statistics to non-statisticians or who reports on data – of any description – within organisation, to specific communities and to the general public where a message is being given.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Questionnaire Design and Implementation for Web Surveys
Presented by Pamela Campanelli
Wednesday 30 September
This course is about how to create a visually effective respondent friendly web questionnaire and how to implement it in an optimal way. The course also covers general principles of questionnaire design which apply to web surveys and the unique aspects of web surveys (both the advantages and disadvantages). Note that although some guidelines are given for web platform software choices, the main focus of the course in on questionnaire design and other implementation aspects of web surveys rather than the software.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Presenting Data
Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy
Thursday 26 November
This one day course is the foundation to all presentations of statistical information. The basic principles of presenting information in tables, charts, maps and text are explained. These are illustrated and then reinforced through practical exercises. The course is for anyone who is involved in communicating statistics to non-statisticians or who reports on data – of any description – within organisation, to specific communities and to the general public where a message is being given.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Multilevel Modelling
Presented by Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie
Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 December 2015
This course is designed to give participants an introduction to the theory and application of multilevel models. The course will be based around theoretical sessions followed by 'hands on' practical sessions illustrating the theoretical concepts. The hands on sessions will use the MLwiN software package.
Detailed information and course registration form (DOC)

Other courses are in development and will be publicised when dates are fixed. For more details or to register your interest in a course, email RSS Professional Development.

We can also arrange for commissioned training courses to be delivered in-house at competitive rates.
Here are details of courses we have run in the past.

Find a list of courses that we have run previously; it may be possible to arrange for them to take place at your premises.