skip to navigation skip to content
- Select training provider - (Bioinformatics)
Mon 8 Jan 2024
09:30 - 17:00

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building

Provided by: Bioinformatics


Booking

Bookings cannot be made on this event (Event is completed).


Other dates:

No more events

[ Show past events ]



Register interest
Register your interest - if you would be interested in additional dates being scheduled.


Booking / availability

Experimental design for statistical analysis (IN-PERSON)
Intermediate

Mon 8 Jan 2024

Description

This one-day course is primarily aimed at life science researchers, but covers many topics that are applicable to other fields. It combines key theoretical knowledge with practical application, which will aid researchers in designing effective experiments. The focus throughout the course is to link experimental design to a clear analysis strategy. This ensures that the collected data will be suitable for statistical analysis. During this course, we cover:

  • Practices in experimental design that lead to high quality research
  • Common design pitfalls, and how to avoid or mitigate them
  • A brief introduction to more advanced analysis techniques for experiments with unusual or complex designs

Topics included in the course include: crafting a good research question, operationalising variables effectively, identifying and dealing with confounding variables and pseudoreplication, and practical tips for power analysis and piloting.

The course is delivered via a mix of lectures, group discussion and worked examples.


If you do not have a University of Cambridge Raven account please book or register your interest here.

Additional information
  • ♿ The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access.
  • Our courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged according to our charging policy.
  • Attendance will be taken on all courses and a charge is applied for non-attendance, including for University of Cambridge students. After you have booked a place, if you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, please email the Bioinfo Team.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.
Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
Prerequisites

Basic statistical literacy is required, such as obtained through attendance of the Core statistics course, or equivalent. No prior programming knowledge is required, although a working knowledge of R or Python is useful, as the provided worked examples are based on these languages.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 8 Jan   09:30 - 17:00 09:30 - 17:00 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building map V.J. Hodgson,  Dr Valzerda Beqiri,  Matt Castle
Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Link experimental design to your statistical analysis strategy
  • Formulate good research questions
  • Identify common design pitfalls, and how to avoid or mitigate them
  • Operationalise variables effectively
  • Identify and deal with confounding variables and pseudoreplication
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • Practices in experimental design that lead to high quality research
  • What to do with more advanced analysis techniques for experiments with unusual or complex designs
  • How to take power analysis into consideration
  • How to implement piloting in your experiments
Format

The course is delivered via a mix of lectures, group discussion and worked examples.

Registration fees
  • Free for registered University of Cambridge students
  • £ 60/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, temporary visitors (students and researchers) and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 60/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 120/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

1 day

Frequency

Several times a year

Related courses
Theme
Applied Statistics

Booking / availability