To provide understanding and skills in using linear and logistic regression and non-parametric statistics. To be able to define commonly used terms in regression analysis and non-parametric statistics. To evaluate the use of statistical analysis in published research.
Module learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of the subject area:
Demonstrate understanding of the principles underlying inferential statistics with an emphasis on linear and logistic regression and non-parametric statistics.
Cognitive and intellectual skills:
Critically appraise results of research.
Interpret the results of research.
Be able to describe data and carry out linear and logistic regression and non-parametric statistics.
Be able to critically appraise reports of research which have used a range of methods including linear and logistic regression.
Key transferable skills:
Be able to use SPSS for analysing data.
The module assumes basic knowledge of descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics.
Standard error and confidence intervals
Linear Regression Analysis
Introduction to Simple Linear regression
Introduction to Multiple Linear regression
Analysis of Variance and Linear regression
Logistic Regression Analysis
Revisit binary outcomes: OR, RR, Risk difference
Introduction to Logistic regression
Introduction to Non-parametric tests
Sample Size Issues
Writing a statistical report
% of module mark
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.
Recommended text for students
Altman DG. Practical statistics for medical research. London: Chapman and Hall, 1995.
Bland M. An introduction to medical statistics; Oxford: Oxford University Press
Cumming, Geoff . Understanding the new statistics: effect sizes, confidence intervals, and meta-analysis. New York ; London : Routledge
Other recommended reading
Field, A. Discovering statistics using SPSS for Windows. Sage.
Norman, Geoffrey R. Biostatistics: the bare essentials. Shelton, Conn : People’s Medical Pub. House
Peacock, Janet . Presenting medical statistics from proposal to publication: a step-by-step guide. Oxford : Oxford University Press