This course has now taken place.

Increasingly, public sector organisations are turning to statistics to help drive performance, improve decision making and deliver better services. Within this growing dependency on statistics, there is an increasing need for more professionals to be able to think in a more statistical way.

By attending this Understanding Statistical Analysis course, delivered by statistician Alex Bottle, gain the skills to mitigate risk when making decisions, confidently analyse data reports and develop effective forecasting strategies.

This course gives professionals with a limited understanding of statistics the confidence to make more effective decisions based on statistical reports produced by analysts and researchers.

Take an active part throughout the day, using a mixture of computer models on spreadsheets, practical examples, interactive learning tasks and theory.

Please can delegates bring their own laptops. You will only need excel to complete statistical tasks. 

What previous delegates have said:

“An excellent introduction, pitched to the right level.”- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Manage, Leeds University

“Excellent course. I feel like I have learnt a lot in relaxed conditions.”- Data Management Officer, Mersey Travel

About the Chair: Alex Bottle

Alex is an experienced statistician, speaker and tutor who uses a range of data sources and presentational methods to help hospitals and clinicians improve their performance.

After his first job as a statistician with a large pharmaceutical company, Alex moved to Imperial College London and gained a PhD in Epidemiology. He was seconded to the Shipman Public Inquiry to investigate how statistics could be used to detect GPs like Shipman with high death rates. Since 2002, his research has focused on measuring the quality and safety of healthcare using large databases and on helping clinicians and managers to improve standards through better use and presentation of data.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he teaches statistics and critical appraisal of evidence to medical and other science students. He runs training sessions on the use and interpretation of healthcare performance data for customer support managers at his unit’s longstanding commercial partners and their NHS and international customers. Find out more.