Medical Statistics - Level 1 (The Course)
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Medical Statistics - Level 1

Probability, Descriptive & Inferential Statistics, Correlation & Linear Regression

Course Info

This course includes 5 attempts.

For many students and aspiring researchers, learning statistics is a frightful rite of passage.

Our aim in creating this course is to provide you with a lighthearted but focused practical approach to understand and use statistics in research.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • explain fundamental statistical concepts,
  • distinguish between the different types of statistical analysis,
  • create an appropriate statistical analysis plan for a study, and
  • perform most common statistical analysis using SPSS.

We hope you have as much fun learning as we did writing this course.

Enjoy!

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Course Material

  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Statistical Terms
  • Study Designs
  • Preparing Your Data for Analysis
  • Types of Data/Variables
  • Scales of Measurement of Data
  • Creating a Dataset
  • Rules for Coding
  • Data Management in SPSS
  • The SPSS Interface
  • Importing Data from Other Sources
  • Modifying Data Entries
  • Copying and Pasting Data
  • Inserting New Cases / Variables
  • Moving Data
  • Computing a New Variable
  • Recoding a Variable
  • Selecting or Filtering Data
  • Handling Multiple-Response Data
  • Describing Data
  • Exploring Your Data
  • Describing Data Using the Frequencies and Descriptives Functions of SPSS
  • Assessing Normality of Distribution of Continuous Data
  • Crosstabulations and Correlations
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Basic Concepts
  • Choosing an Appropriate Test
  • The One-Sample T-Test
  • The Independent-Samples T-Test
  • The Paired-Samples T-Test
  • One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Chi-Square and Risk
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Correlation
  • Linear Regression

Course Instructors

    • Dr Fatai Akemokwe (MBBS, FWACP) is a clinical researcher who holds a Diploma in Statistics. He is also an instructor with Enigma Ventures, an organization focused on medical and information technology education. He has a passion for making learning easier and more efficient. He has been involved in data analysis of several research projects. He has eclectic interests ranging from alternative rock to philately.

Community

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