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  • Data Visualisation

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    Data Visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation-43000cba-f59f-420a-a69c-131484900d1f Presented by Alan Smith Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This introductory course provides the background context, essential theory and practical guidance needed to develop confidence in using data visualisation effectively.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-657104b1-b0bf-4f5e-b78b-6b6b328b59bf Presenter: Jenny Freeman CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information and to register, please click on the link below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-9224684d-5cc9-44ce-adff-de77d8dcb533 Introduction to Python Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours 18 & 19 September This course is intended to be an introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-modelling-in-r Introduction to R & Regression Modelling in R Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data (Day 1), as well as regression modelling in R, including linear, general logistic and survival models (Day 2).   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-e687d97f-433a-4212-bb2e-d8f728b89027 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.       Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive Visualisation in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Interactive Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-in-r Interactive Visualisation in R Level - Professional CPD 12 Hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: html widgets and Shiny. This course will show you how easy it can be to buil interactive charts, maps, datatables with html widgets and how to quickly and easily build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics: Understanding & Analysing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-analysing-data Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Will Statistics get caught out by a data backlash?

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    Will Statistics get caught out by a data backlash? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/will-statistics-get-caught-out-by-a-data-backlash Hetan Shah - RSS executive director Abstract: Data used to be the province of statisticians and researchers. But now it has exploded into public consciousness. Large technology companies make money from data. Scandals such as Cambridge Analytica destroy public trust. Algorithms and artificial intelligence are starting to be deployed in a wide range of ways, leading to public concerns including privacy, bias and accountability.  And there is also a crisis of faith around notions of misinformation, as summed up in terms such as ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’. Statisticians can’t quietly carry on without engaging in these issues. There is a risk that we may see a data backlash, affecting the work of many statisticians.  #RSSGlaBacklash   Come and hear from Hetan Shah, executive director of the Royal Statistical Society about the issues in the wider data landscape, and how the RSS is responding.   It will be an informal event, with plenty of time for discussion.  Please register to attend at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/will-statistics-get-caught-out-by-a-data-backlash-tickets-53432236257?ref=ebtnebregn    Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Living Longer: a view from the professions

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    Living Longer: a view from the professions https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/living-longer-a-view-from-the-professions The workshop will consider questions including ‘How does society see getting older?’, ‘How does the economy adapt to an aging population?’ and ‘What does this mean for the professions?’. Speakers will include: Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme Kath Mackay, Director Innovate UK – Ageing Society Rich Pereira, Deputy Director, Population Statistics, Public Policy Analysis, Office of National Statistics Dr Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of European Affairs, ICAEW  Michael Brodie, CFO, Public Health England The Society has a limited number of places available to allocate to Fellows – if you would like to attend please contact Paul Gentry no later than Wednesday 16 January with a short statement of why you would like to take part in the workshop. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • CStat and CSci revalidation – your questions answered

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    CStat and CSci revalidation – your questions answered https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/cstat-and-csci-revalidation-your-questions-answered Speaker: Trevor Lewis This meeting will outline the Chartered Statistician (CStat) revalidation processes being carried out in 2019 for professionally active Chartered Statisticians who have a revalidation date of 1st January 2020. The process for those CStats who do not also hold the Chartered Scientist (CSci) award will be covered, as will the process for those CStats who also hold the CSci award. The presentation will also summarise the outcome of the revalidation process in previous years and will clarify the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement that underpins revalidation. The meeting should be of interest to all Chartered Statisticians and to all Graduate Statisticians who are on the pathway to CStat status. There will be an opportunity to raise any outstanding questions. Click here for dial-in details Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Career-young statisticians - wine, nibbles and networking

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    London, United Kingdom

    Career-young statisticians - wine, nibbles and networking https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/career-young-statisticians-wine-nibbles-and-networking Speakers: 1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett, National Records of Scotland 2. Gustaf Rydevik, Phd, Senior Statistician at Quantics Consulting Ltd. 3. Conor Nangle, Scottish Government, Scottish Household Survey Team   ABSTRACTS 1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett Prior to working at NRS I did a PhD in ecology at the University of Aberdeen. I started at NRS as a temporary staff working in the population and migration team. After a few months I sat the full board interview and was promoted to a full time role working on life expectancy in Scotland and areas within Scotland. I am currently part of the vital events team at NRS where I have responsibility for producing life expectancy statistics, writing two full publications a year and contributing to others and for responding to enquiries from government, media and the public. NRS produce national statistics which are used by the Scottish government to better understand the population of Scotland and to guide policy making. Life expectancy is a really useful tool for measuring the health of a population and is particularly important here as Scotland has the lowest life expectancy of all western European countries. I have also been involved in work to improve the way we report life expectancy, and have had the chance to collaborate with the Office for National Statistics on harmonising healthy life expectancy statistics across the UK. Most recently I have been part of a group investigating the recent stalling of life expectancy improvements in Scotland. 2. Gustaf Rydevik I studied Mathematics and Statistics in Sweden, and did a master's thesis on population demography in Uganda. I then worked for the Swedish Center for Disease Control for three years, doing outbreak investigations, supporting research, and conducting disease surveillance analyses. I Moved to Scotland to do a PhD on disease surveillance of animal disease with BioSS/SRUC/University of York, looking at combining results from multiple diagnostic tests. I subsequently did a postdoc for a couple of years for the Scottish Centre of expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC), attached to Roslin Institute, before leaving Academia for Quantics, which does Statistics consulting, primarily for the Pharmaceutical industry. I'll be talking about my career, compare and contrast between working for government, academia, and the private sector, and give a couple of examples of statistical analyses I've been involved with. 3. Conor Nangle I graduated from University of Glasgow with a degree in statistics, took 2 years out to travel the world, then started working for Scottish Government in July 2018. My talk will cover a little bit about what the Scottish Household Survey is and what we do, and more personally my role within the team and what I have been working on and achieved in my short time since starting. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-3068463b-1cab-48ed-b85d-9b210d5b020a Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Big Data: tools and statistical methods

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    London, United Kingdom

    Big Data: tools and statistical methods https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical-methods-3d24f5d9-265e-4b70-baaa-3679aa5f9654 Presenter: Mark Briers Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours To promote the use of advanced statistical methods within a Big Data environment - an essential requirement if correct conclusions are to be reached - it is necessary for statisticians and data scientists to utilise Big Data tools when supporting or performing data analysis in the modern world. The objective of this one day course is to train statistically minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these platforms can be effectively used to analyse data at scale. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future

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    Women in Statistics: Past, Present, & Future https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/women-in-statistics-past-present-future Join us to celebrate Women in Statistics and Data Science on International Women’s Day 2019. An event organised jointly by the Young Statisticians Section & History of Statistics Section of the Royal Statistical Society. Agenda: 16:30 to 17:00: Registration with refreshments 17:00 to 17:30: Women in Statistics: Past 17:30 to 18:00: Women in Statistics: Present 18:00 to 19:00: Women in Statistics: Future This event will be followed by a Drinks Reception sponsored by Phastar   Speakers: Dr Linda Wijlaars (University College London) Professor Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London, RSS President) Dr Susan Lovick (Phastar) Dr Lauren Rodgers (University of Exeter, Women in Mathematics Committee) Fatima Batool (University College London, Women in Data Science) Maria Skoularidou (MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge, RSS Women in Statistics and Data Science Special Interest Group)   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data Science and Machine Learning

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    Data Science and Machine Learning https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-science-and-machine-learning David Robinson, Senior Manager - Data Science at Capital One, will start his talk with a brief history of Statistics and Data Science at Capital One: how we got here, what's changed, and what the current expectations and challenges are in the era of "Big Data" and "Machine Learning". The main technical focus will then be on the use of "Gradient Boosting Machines", which over the last few years have emerged as the modelling method of choice for most classification problems within Financial Services. David will cover what they are, why they have become popular and how many of the practical considerations and pitfalls of traditional statistical techniques still very much apply. Example uses will focus on credit risk and affordability, looking at how we can ensure we make fair lending decisions when faced with unfair and biased data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls & AGM

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    The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls & AGM https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-cox-proportional-hazards-model-for-treatment-effects-in-observational-data-possibilities-and-pitfalls-agm PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR THIS MEETING 3.00 pm Guest speaker: Rik van Eekelen, PhD Candidate, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam The Cox proportional hazards model for treatment effects in observational data: possibilities and pitfalls Couples who are unable to conceive after twelve months of trying, and in whom no barriers to conception can be found, are said to have unexplained subfertility. It remains uncertain if these couples should receive in vitro fertilisation (IVF). We compared one cohort that followed couples from their first IVF cycle to two cohorts that followed couples who continued trying to conceive naturally. Three methodological and statistical issues arose during analysis. First, we may ask ourselves: what is the epidemiological framework of the research we are conducting? Could it be considered prediction of a counterfactual? Second, the treatment effect was non-proportional over time. If the event probabilities for both groups are of primary interest, what are our options? Third, we had concerns that the three cohorts were not comparable due to possible selection bias. We showcase the nature of this issue in data on insemination treatment. Please the agenda for the AGM to follow.: 4.00 pm AGM Apologies Agree ‘minutes’ of previous year Activities of previous year Financial Report Election of committee & office bearers Proposed future meetings Council member nominations for 2020-2023 RSS Conference 2022 AOB Council member nominations for 2020-2023 RSS Conference 2022 AOB     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intermediate Statistics using Excel

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    Intermediate Statistics using Excel https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intermediate-statistics-using-excel-b535ca32-234e-4132-bba3-f1df0b129a8b Presenter: Jenny Freeman Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours Multiple linear regression is one of the most commonly used techniques for analysing quantitative data and allows for the impact of multiple variables to be assessed simultaneously for continuous outcome data. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a related technique which allows the mean values of several groups to be compared. This course will equip participants with the skills necessary to undertake both types of analysis in Excel, understand and interpret the output, check the assumptions that underpin each type of model, assess model fit and present the results coherently. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-15805e27-fdb7-468e-9320-b6723920b042 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI Webinar: Statistical Engagement with Commercial Activities

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    PSI Webinar: Statistical Engagement with Commercial Activities https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-webinar-statistical-engagement-with-commercial-activities About the Event: An interesting webinar with three speakers looking at how pharmaceutical statisticians can engage with their commercial and other business teams. Camilo Zapata will introduce the field of “business analytics” in the context of pharmaceuticals, Helena Baptista will talk about how we can measure the effectiveness of our communications and Lucy Frith will speak about communicating efficacy data in a manner appropriate for health care professionals. Speakers: Camilo Zapata (Alkermes)  Abstract: Business analytics is the “discipline” in charge of identifying and leveraging meaningful patterns in data to drive or inform business decisions. It is multidisciplinary in nature as it operates at the intersection between mathematics/statistics, computer science and management.  In this talk we will discuss how these three areas converge to deliver impactful results and share some relevant examples. We will also talk about what characteristics an organization requires in order to leverage this discipline as in the business world the ability to impact decisions is not only determined by the quality of the analyses, but also the robustness of the processes, the skills of the decision makers and the approachability of the results.  Helena Baptista (Lilly)   Abstract: We have been measuring the efficacy and safety of our medicines for a long time. What are we doing to measure the efficacy of our promotional strategies? Developing great medicines is key, but if we fail to let the scientific community know when and why they should use our products, patients that would benefit the most will hardly get access to them. We need to provide directions to the marketing teams on how, when and how often to reach the interested health care providers. On top, in Europe, we need to do that with limited access to data. We will discuss what we can do and where do we have the biggest challenges. Lucy Frith (GSK)      Abstract: Working with a commercial organisation provides a varied array of tasks that often need complex analyses explained in a very concise but transparent way. This can lead to re-use of study data to present the results in a manner that meets the specific needs of different external groups such as health care professional (HCPs). Two such examples will be presented here. Firstly, overlaying the costs of treatments and patient care onto patient outcomes to support discussions with payer groups. Secondly, using Markov Chain modelling to utilise long-term data and provide Health care professionals a presentation of the data that aligns to the probability of a patient changing health status in a given period of time. To give further context to how these presentations of data could be used, such work is reviewed using data collected in a traditional efficacy study and in a pragmatic effectiveness situation. Please click here to view the flyer. Click here for further information regarding the webinar. Registration PSI Member:  Free Non-member: £20 (plus VAT)                                                                              Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Probability For Topological Data Analysis

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    Probability For Topological Data Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/probability-for-topological-data-analysis About the event: The Applied Probability Section of the Royal Statistical Society is happy to announce a half-day meeting on Probability for Topological Data Analysis Programme: 14:00-14:45 Frederic Chazal (Inria Saclay Ile-de-France): Title: On the density of expected persistence diagrams and its kernel based estimation Abstract: Persistence diagrams play a fundamental role in Topological Data Analysis (TDA) where they are used as topological descriptors of data represented as point cloud. They consist in discrete multisets of points in the plane that can equivalently be seen as discrete measures. When they are built on top of random data sets, persistence diagrams become random measures. In this talk, we will show that, in many cases, the expectation of these random discrete measures has a density with respect to the Lebesgue measure in the plane. We will discuss its estimation and show that various classical representations of persistence diagrams (persistence images, Betti curves,...) can be seen as kernel-based estimates of quantities deduced from it.  This is joint work with Vincent Divol (ENS Paris / Inria DataShape team).   14.45--15.30 Florian Pausinger (Queen's University Belfast) Title:  Persistent Betti numbers of random  Cech complexes Abstract:  We study the persistent homology of random v{C}ech complexes. Generalizing a method of Penrose for studying random geometric graphs, we first describe an appropriate theoretical framework in which we can state and address our main questions. Then we define the k-th persistent Betti number of a random v{C}ech complex and determine its asymptotic order in the subcritical regime. This extends a result of Kahle on the asymptotic order of the ordinary k-th Betti number of such complexes to the persistent setting. Joint work with Ulrich Bauer (TU Munich). 15.30--16.00 Break   16:00--16.45 Primoz Srkaba (Queen Mary University of London) Title: Local-to-Global Stability Results for Persistence Abstract: One of the main reasons for the popularity of persistence (and the corresponding invariant - a persistence diagram) is stability - under a certain class of perturbations, the difference output is well-behaved (can be bounded by the size of the perturbation of the input). The algebraically most natural metric for measuring the size of the perturbation is called the bottleneck distance. Unfortunately, this metric is a sup-norm, so proving convergence in statistical settings can be difficult. I will present the classical stability results as well as new results for Wasserstein distances. Finally, I will discuss how local errors relate to global errors for persistence both for bottleneck and Wasserstein distances. No background in persistence will be assumed for the talk.   16.45--17.30 Open problem and brainstorming session  Registration alongside tea and coffee will be open from 1.00 pm     Event Fees: Fellows: Free  Non-Fellows: £25 Registration is required. Please register here.   To subscribe for announcements about applied probability events, please send an email to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk with no subject and the following body text: SUBSCRIBE appliedprob <Forename> <Surname> Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-fe70b5a0-817e-41c9-baa5-9149df7abdbb Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistically Significant Careers

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    Statistically Significant Careers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistically-significant-careers About the event: On 30th January 2019, we are pleased to be hosting a careers event to broaden the horizons of young statisticians by showcasing the wide range of statistical careers available. Whether you have begun to specialise in a specific area of statistics or are still studying, this event will be of great interest. Talks will explore careers within medicine, finance, insurance, government and empathic technology, with the primary aim of introducing future statistics graduates to their potential employers. Statistically Significant Careers is hosted by the Mathematical Science Research Centre (MSRC) at Queen's University Belfast in conjunction with the Royal Statistical Society and the International Biometric Society BIR. Here are some of the companies confirmed to attend on the 30th January: Exploristics City Group EY Allstate in Northern Ireland Celerion    Ulster Bank Sensum Nisra   Hope to see you there on the 30th of January! Extra links: RSS Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Statistical-Society/379712476695 Twitter www.twitter.com/RoyalStatSoc YSS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/youngstatisticianssection Twitter https://twitter.com/statsyss Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Consultancy Skills

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    Consultancy Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/consultancy-skills-855824e4-168e-4eba-8061-d25935c967f6 Presented by Roland Caulcutt and Julie Bullen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This is a highly participative and practical two day training course for statisticians who wish to improve their consultancy skills non-statistical clients.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Merseyside Meeting – Perspectives on Risk

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    RSS Merseyside Meeting – Perspectives on Risk https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-merseyside-meeting-perspectives-on-risk The meeting will showcase how risk is considered and modelled in different areas of research.  We welcome confirmed speakers Dr Jet Sanders from the London School of Economics, Dr Edoardo Patelli from the Risk Institute, University of Liverpool, and Dr Helen Clough from the Farr Institute, University of Liverpool.  More information and registration link for the event can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/rssmerseyside/research-meetings/perspectives-on-risk. 14.00-14.45 Dr Jet Sanders (London School of Economics): What burst balloons can teach us about real-world risk taking The weekly cycle is normally seen as the backdrop against which human affairs unfold. Using balloon-based lab experiments, I show that risk tolerance changes over the weekly cycle. Re-analysis of large data sets confirms that real-world decision making also varies through the week in (almost) exactly the same way. This suggests that the weekly backdrop itself shapes our thinking in important ways, with serious implication across health, economic, and political domains. In this lecture, I will discuss what it is about the week that could be causing these effects, what this means for our understanding of risk tolerance and how we can use weekly fluctuations to allocate resources more efficiently, make better predictions and smarter decisions. 14.45-15.00 Tea and Coffee 15.00-15.30 Dr Edoardo Patelli (Risk Institute, University of Liverpool): DO WE HAVE ENOUGH DATA? Robust approaches for dealing with uncertainty In modern engineering systems, and in particular for critical infrastructures, uncertainty quantification must be performed to assure an adequate level of safety and reliability. Sources of uncertainty can be the inherent variability of physical quantities or events, missing or insufficient data, and lack of knowledge. The former type of uncertainty is known as aleatory uncertainty (Type I or irreducible uncertainty) and representative examples are future weather conditions, stock market prices or chaotic and inherently variable phenomena. Lack of knowledge is generally referred as epistemic uncertainty (Type II or reducible uncertainty) and is considered to be reducible since further data collection (although not always practical or feasible) can decrease the level of uncertainty. Especially for cases affected by a lack of data, where imprecise information or expert judgement is utilised, and there is a poor understanding of all the relevant underlying process, strong initial assumptions may be needed to use classical probabilistic methods. To meet this need artificial model assumptions are commonly accepted, although hardly justifiable, as they enable the probabilistic assessment to be performed. However, these assumptions can deeply influence the final results and lead to severe risk misjudgement by distorting the information regarding the true level of uncertainty affecting the system safety. Furthermore, this classical implementation does not differentiate between aleatory and epistemic uncertainty. This is a severe limitation as it makes the analyst unable to grasp how much of the uncertainty is due to inherent variability and to what extent the uncertainty is due to poor data quality (therefore suitable to be reduced in principle). Generalised probabilistic approaches have been introduced to better deal with scarce or limited information by adopting a more robust characterization and propagation of epistemic uncertainties (i.e. with less artificial assumptions for the characterisation of imprecise information). Some example of intensively applied concepts are: Dempster–Shafer theory of Evidence, interval probabilities, Fuzzy-based approaches, info-gap approaches, Bayesian Networks (BNs) and Bayesian approaches. The use of generalized method to quantify uncertainty generally changes the representation of the output of interest from point-valued probabilistic estimators to non-crisp, imprecise (e.g. interval-valued or fuzzy) probabilistic estimators, truthfully representing the available (but incomplete) input data. 15.30-16.00 Dr Helen Clough (University of Liverpool) Title to be confirmed All are welcome to attend the meeting, however we ask that people register in advance so that we can organise sufficient refreshments.  The registration form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezoDa2Y1mWyf6xLGjyDX1P4qfWOF-PLoNYZ6rn4YvRmnRpjw/viewform?usp=sf_link . The meeting room can be found in building 215 in gridsquare F8 on campus map https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/files/docs/maps/liverpool-university-campus-map.pdf. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-c4587331-b9a0-4b97-a78c-6ed9abb23063 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways   . Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-862644e8-f3e8-4fa2-af74-d8e9108a27ab Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course illustrates the basic principles of presenting data in tables, charts, maps and text, equipping participants with the knowledge to disseminate statistical messages in clear, accurate and meaningful ways.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Move beyond Excel: Python for data analysis

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    Move beyond Excel: Python for data analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/move-beyond-excel-python-for-data-analysis Presenter: Rob Mastrodomenico Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours This course will introduce Python to serial spreadsheet users and show them how, by writing code, they can perform all the analysis commonly used in spreadsheets. Delegates will learn techniques on how to manipulate data from the standard Python library, uncover basic graphics using Pandas and Matplotlib and discover how using a language such as Python will allow the user to deal with datasets that are too large for spreadsheets. Delegates attending should have knowledge of spreadsheets and experience using them. For further information and to book your place, click on the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Big Data: Tools and Statistical

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    Big Data: Tools and Statistical https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical Presented by Mark Briers Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The objective of this two-day course is to train statistically-minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these can be effectively used to analyse data at scale.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to modern Generalized Additive Models in R

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    Introduction to modern Generalized Additive Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-modern-generalized-additive-models-in-r Presenter - Dr. Matteo Fasiolo Presenter - Prof. Simon Wood Level - Professional CPD 6 hours Generalized Additive Models (GAMs) are an extension of traditional regression models. Attendees will gain an understanding of what GAM models are, when they are useful and how they can be used to perforn statistical analysis, for inferential or predictive purposes. For those who already have some experience using GAMs will learn about the new Big Data and visual GAM methods, as well as GAMLSS models and quantile GAMs. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey: Methodology, Key Findings and Next Steps

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    The Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey: Methodology, Key Findings and Next Steps https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-mental-health-of-children-and-young-people-survey-methodology-key-findings-and-next-steps This event is to present the methodology of the 2017 Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey, key findings and the next steps.        Speakers:  Katharine Sadler - NatCen Social Research  Tim Vizard - Office for National Statistics  Salah Merad - Office for National Statistics Professor Tamsin Ford - College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter        About the Event: Last year, NHS Digital published official statistics on the prevalence of mental health of children and young people. This was the first major survey of the mental health of children and young people since 2004, and applied rigorous, detailed and consistent methods to assess for a range of disorders defined according to International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) diagnostic criteria. This session, presented by the authors of the report, will describe the innovative survey design adopted to measure the rates of mental disorders in children aged 2-19 in England. It will discuss the sample design, questionnaire, fieldwork, clinical rating, weighting and analysis of the survey, and present the key findings from the survey. It will close with a discussion around the next steps in the important area of children’s mental health. Refreshments: tea and coffee will be offered from 12.30pm Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Experiences of AIMS

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    Experiences of AIMS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/experiences-of-aims AIMS is an academic network that enables Africa’s talented students to become innovators who propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. We are delighted to welcome Will Hulme (University of Manchester, taught at AIMS Cameroon), Prof Nick Monk (University of Sheffield, SOMAS, taught at AIMS Ghana) and Dr Rhoda Hawkins (University of Sheffield, Department of Physics and Astronomy, taught at AIMS South Africa, Senegal and Ghana) to present on their experiences on the AIMS project.  Tutor/lecturer opportunities that may be of interest will be highlighted. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Vice-President for External Affairs

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    RSS Vice-President for External Affairs https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-vice-president-for-external-affairs Jen Rogers is the current Royal Statistical Society Vice-President for External Affairs and during this talk she will present some of the projects that she has been working on whilst undertaking this role. This will include media projects and her experiences of interacting with journalists, as well as work that she has been carrying out to improve standards in advertising. Tea and coffee 3:30-4pm Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-6c855503-8d20-4537-a2e9-74f1de6b0878 Presented by Nicholas Attilades & Chris Musselle  Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day course covering the fundamentals of machine learning and the methodology for applying these to real-world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Participants will be provided with exercises to complete through the course in order to gain hands-on experience in using the methods presented. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-c10a6cab-923b-4bf1-a0f3-9a7545c1cad4 Presenters: TBC Level: Professional CPD: 12 hours This is two day course covering the application of machine learning methodology to real world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library.  Participants will be provided with exercises to complete in R so as to gain hands on experience in using the methods presented.  The individual stages of: problem formulation, data preparation, feature engineering, model selection and model refinement will be walked through in detail giving participants a solid process to follow for any machine learning analysis. This includes methods for evaluating machine learning models in terms of a performance metric as well as assessing bias and variance. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Pupil Advantage Index as an Alternative to Subgroup Analysis in RCTs for Education

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    Pupil Advantage Index as an Alternative to Subgroup Analysis in RCTs for Education https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/pupil-advantage-index-as-an-alternative-to-subgroup-analysis-in-rcts-for-education Speaker: ZhiMin Xiao (University of Exeter) Abstract: Analyses of social interventions need to produce evidence that is relevant to different groups of people in a society. When such a group is not the target group of an intervention, this is called subgroup analysis, even when the group of interest is pre-specified prior to data collection. Amongst statisticians, subgroup analysis is often regarded as a statistical malpractice, as its findings are often underpowered, unreliable, and can be prone to overinterpretation at best, or misleading at worst. Meanwhile, researchers would be criticised for generating irrelevant evidence and accused of wasting research money if they do not conduct relevant subgroup analysis. As a result, “they are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t” (Petticrew et al., 2012).  In this study, we estimated intervention effects for Free School Meal (FSM) pupils in English schools, which is a pre-specified subgroup in most educational interventions funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) in England. Specifically, we first ran a treatment-FSM interaction test in each and every outcome to see if the difference-in-effects is statistically significant between FSM and Non-FSM pupils. We then calculated separate effect sizes within the two subgroups. Finally, we examined the p-values from the interaction tests and compared the overall effect sizes for both FSM and Non-FSM pupils with the two separate subgroup estimates. We found that conventional interaction tests can produce self-contradictory results. To help solve the problem, we propose a new approach, Pupil Advantage Index (PAI), as an alternative to subgroup analysis and apply it to real RCT data extracted from the EEF data archive. We demonstrate that PAI does not just indicate where an intervention worked and by how much in existing trials, but it can also be utilised to optimise treatment recommendation for future interventions. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • An overview of population size estimation where linking registers results in incomplete covariates, with an application to mode of transport of serious road casualties

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    An overview of population size estimation where linking registers results in incomplete covariates, with an application to mode of transport of serious road casualties https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/an-overview-of-population-size-estimation-where-linking-registers-results-in-incomplete-covariates-with-an-application-to-mode-of-transport-of-serious-road-casualties The Royal Statistical Society's Lancashire and Cumbria local group are pleased to announce our next meeting with speaker Prof. Peter Van der Heijden, (University of Southampton). The talk will be followed by a wine reception in the Postgraduate Statistics Centre. Abstract: We consider the linkage of two or more registers in the situation where the registers do not cover the whole target population, and relevant categorical auxiliary variables (unique to one of the registers; although different variables could be present on each register) are available in addition to the usual matching variable(s). The linked registers therefore do not contain full information on either the observations (often individuals) or the variables. By treating this as a missing data problem it is possible to construct a linked data set, adjusted to estimate the part of the population missed by both registers, and containing completed covariate information for all the registers. This is achieved using an Expectation-Maximization (EM)-algorithm. We elucidate the properties of this approach where the model is appropriate and in situations corresponding with real applications in official statistics, and also where the model conditions are violated. The approach is applied to data on road accidents in the Netherlands, where the cause of the accident is denoted by the police and by the hospital. Here the cause of the accident denoted by the police is considered as missing information for the statistical units only registered by the hospital, and the other way around. The method needs to be widely applied to give a better impression of the range of problems where it can be beneficial. We also discuss estimates of human trafficking in the Netherlands for the years 2010-2015 by age, sex and type of exploitation. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-d72027e0-a70e-4af6-aafc-de310e3dc2ed Presented by: Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges.

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    RSS Lancashire and Cumbria: Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges. https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-lancashire-and-cumbria-global-lake-water-quality-ecological-systems-and-statistical-challenges Dr Claire Miller from the University of Glasgow will be talking about the statistical challenges in analysing global lake water quality. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome to attend.    Dr. Claire Miller, (University of Glasgow) Global lake water quality, ecological systems and statistical challenges. The surface water quality for lakes and rivers is routinely monitored to protect ecosystem, animal and human health and for compliance reporting to policymakers. Current monitoring strategies enable measurements of water quality determinands to be obtained through satellite observations, automatic monitoring sensors and to be available in-situ at hundreds of spatial locations over time. There is a wealth of data available, which can provide novel information on the status of ecosystems with appropriate statistical analysis. However, the data present several challenges for statistical modelling including the data dimensionality, missing data, calibration and validation and complex ecosystem interactions and connectivity. This talk will explore some of these statistical challenges with applications including global lake water quality and freshwater connected ecosystems.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • GDPR and Social Surveys

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    GDPR and Social Surveys https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/gdpr-and-social-surveys About the Event: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated privacy notices have dominated data protection discussions recently. But what difference do they make for survey statisticians? There are special considerations for both research and statistics. And retaining the trust of respondents by protecting their anonymity has always been a feature of professional survey practice. Social statisticians and social researchers will hear about the guidance from the GSS and UKRI and wider imperatives for ethical practice.   Speakers: Ross Young - UK Statistics Authority Maria Sigala - Economic and Social Research Council Debrah Harding - Market Research Society Scott Summers - UK Data Service David Hand - Imperial College Chair: Nick Moon - Moonlight Research   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Exploring Regional Statistics

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    Exploring Regional Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/exploring-regional-statistics We would like to invite you to a seminar exploring regional statistics. In the morning the ONS Economic Forum will present the current state of the UK economy and present on statistics at a regional level. This will also include an opportunity to hear about exciting developments with transformation of local area statistics. In the afternoon, the Economic Statistics Working Group (ESWG) is hosting a Seminar focusing on Regional Statistics. This session gives the opportunity to hear from users of data at a regional level, Chaired by Dev Virdee, the keynote speakers will be Richard Kneller (Nottingham University) on Local Economic Partnerships, Rupert Greenhalgh (Greater Manchester Authority) and Sandy Stewart (Scottish Executive) This seminar is the latest in a series organised jointly by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), the Royal Economic Society (RES), the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Society of Professional Economists (SPE). It is part of a wider effort to ensure that UK economic statistics keep pace with the changing shape of modern economies and societies, and continue to meet users’ needs. Delegates are invited to one or both sessions. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • A comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement

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    A comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-comprehensive-approach-to-problems-of-performance-measurement Author: N. I. Fisher, University of Sydney and ValueMetrics, Sydney The paper describes a comprehensive approach to problems of performance measurement that can be used to tackle a wide range of situations, including designing monthly board and leadership reports in enterprises, assessing research quality and monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of government programmes. It provides a review of various methods for tackling these problems and outlines some current areas of research. Although technical statistical issues are buried somewhat below the surface, statistical thinking is very much part of the main line of argument, meaning that performance measurement should be an area attracting serious attention from statisticians. To be published in Series A; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library. The preprint is available here. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • A Statistician’s Adventures in Wonderland: Using Statistical Theory, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials for Public Health Impact

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    A Statistician’s Adventures in Wonderland: Using Statistical Theory, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials for Public Health Impact https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/a-statistician-s-adventures-in-wonderland-using-statistical-theory-epidemiology-and-clinical-trials-for-public-health-impact Prof Deborah Ashby (Imperial College London and RSS president) About the event: Statistical theory, making epidemiological observations and carrying out incisive analyses of them, and designing and carrying out elegant clinical trials are all absorbing, challenging academic activities in their own right. However, sometimes we can be left wondering ‘So what?’. Using those underpinning sciences to make a tangible difference to people’s health sometimes means going the extra mile, and venturing into worlds beyond the ivory tower. Drawing on Deborah’s experiences from the worlds of academia, drug regulation and research funding, she will look at some examples that have made a difference, reflecting on both the scientific underpinnings, and the pathways to making an impact, as well as her personal reflections on that journey. Timings: 13:00-14:00 (Talk + Q&A) 14:00-14:30 (Refreshments)  To help us with planning the event, please RSVP here. (Eventbrite will email you tickets but you can ignore them.) Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Longitudinal and Missing Data

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    Longitudinal and Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/longitudinal-and-missing-data-2f71f6ab-5c32-490f-948f-3797937a5409 Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs Level – Professional CPD 12 hours 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.  For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Poverty measure seminar

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    Poverty measure seminar https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/poverty-measure-seminar The Royal Statistical Society is holding a seminar focusing on the new poverty measure developed recently by the Social Metrics Commission. We are looking forward to hearing from Baroness Stroud, Lord Lipsey, Baroness Lister and other key stakeholders discussing how we might have the new poverty measure adopted by government. The event is to be chaired by Sir Peter Bottomley MP. RSS fellows are welcome but please register your interest beforehand so we have an idea of numbers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive Dashboards & Web Apps using R & Shiny

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    Interactive Dashboards & Web Apps using R & Shiny https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-dashboards-web-apps-using-r-shiny Martin John Hadley Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This course will introduce how to create interactive dashboards and web applications using R and Shiny. It will also cover how to design responsive webs applications that seamlessly work on mobile devices.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-7167ad1b-b4b4-44bf-8c25-fca566641ec8 Presented by Richard Morey Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, the benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Python for R programmers

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    Python for R programmers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-for-r-programmers-231cb99b-722a-4281-b02f-cedcbcf95153 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is teach Python to replace R, and is ideal for those with a working knowledge of both Python and R.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE 2019

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    HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/hawassa-stat-math-conference-2019 After more than a decade of international cooperation between the University of Hawassa in Ethiopia and NTNU and the University of Oslo in Norway, and in occasion of the conclusion of the NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) funded joint programme in training and education in mathematical and statistical modelling, we are please to invite you to the international HAWASSA STAT & MATH CONFERENCE.   For full information, registration, and abstract submission see: http://www.hu.edu.et/mathstatconf/    Contributed talks and posters are welcomed.    Invited speakers will include:    Sylvia Richardson, Cambridge  Laura Palagi, Rome  Peter Diggle, Lancaster    About half of the programme is dedicated to statistics, and the other half to operation research and applied mathematics.    Hawassa city, located in the African Rift Valley on the shores of Lake Hawassa, offers a unique atmosphere. A thriving city - its identity not lost to metropole conformity - exposes the strengths, opportunities, charms and challenges of Africa - in a safe setting under the gentle Ethiopian sun.    There are multiple grants for African participants, more information on the web-page.    Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data visualisation

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    Data visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation-62efde52-63ce-4a89-976c-4ec58b7d006c Presenter: Alan Smith Level: Foundation CPD: 12 hours Being able to communicate statistics visually to a broad audience is an increasingly important skill for many people working in data-driven environments. Yet this is a skill all too often overlooked on academic curriculums. This introductory course provides the background context, essential theory and practical guidance needed to develop confidence in using data visualisation effectively. For more information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data integration and modelling in observational studies

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    Data integration and modelling in observational studies https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-integration-and-modelling-in-observational-studies About the Event: This is the concluding workshop for the MRC Methodology funded grant “A general framework to adjust for missing confounders in observational studies”; it will cover different challenges researchers face in the context of observational studies and strategies to deal with these. The range of talks will focus on data integration and evidence synthesis, modelling of missing data and causal inference.     Speakers: Bianca De Stavola, UCL Carla Diaz-Ordaz, LSHTM Sara Geneletti, LSE Robert Goudie, MRC-BSU Cambridge Cosetta Minelli, Imperial College Monica Pirani, Imperial College Sylvia Richardson, MRC-BSU Cambridge  Lance Waller, Emory University   Please, click HERE to see the Full Programme    Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • German Joint Statistical Meeting - DAGStat2019

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    German Joint Statistical Meeting - DAGStat2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/german-joint-statistical-meeting-dagstat2019 According to the motto ‘Statistics under one umbrella’, contributions of all areas of statistics will form the conference program. The program will include plenary talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters.  Confirmed plenary speakers are Sara van de Geer (ETH Zurich), Andrew Gelman (Columbia University), Michael Jordan (Berkeley University), Donald Rubin (Harvard University). Numerous invited speakers guarantee a stimulating and interesting program.  Scientific exchange between the participating societies is one main aim of the conference.  The homepage provides informations about the main topics. Tutorials will be offered about the topics "Adaptive designs for clinical trials" (Frank Bretz, Tim Friede), "Bayesian data analysis using Stan" (Andrew Gelman) and "Spatio-temporal modeling" (Thomas Kneib) Registration is now open. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Spatial Data Analysis with R

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    Spatial Data Analysis with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/spatial-data-analysis-with-r Presenter: Colin Gillespie & R Lovelace Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours As spatial datasets get larger and more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. The focus of this one-day course is on providing participants with the understanding needed to apply R's powerful suite of geographical tools to their own problems. To find out further information and to book your place, click the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Publication Quality Charts withggplot2

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    Publication Quality Charts withggplot2 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/publication-quality-charts-withggplot2 Publication Quality Charts with ggplot2 (I) Martin John Hadley Level - Intermediate CPD 12 Hours 17 & 18 December 2018 - London This course will introduce how the tidyverse and ggplot2 can be used to reproducibly create publication quality charts from R.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Extreme Value Statistics

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    Extreme Value Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extreme-value-statistics-731d8f17-e468-47aa-b0ad-9a7e688c8f58 Presented by Janet Heffernan and Harry Southworth Level - Professional CPD 12 hours Most statistical methods are aimed at characterizing expected values, but in many settings it is the unexpected values, the extremes or outliers, that are of interest - e.g. extreme weather events, rare drug toxicities, or extreme movements in financial markets. This course covers the theory and associated statistical methods which form the cornerstone of this subject and which enable extrapolation to levels beyond those already observed in a dataset. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Models in R

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    Introduction to R & Regression Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-models-in-r-b70db952-8c3d-462f-a4ee-4815c3ddb97c Presented by Paul Baxter Level - Foundation  CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models. Participants can either register for both days, or for either Day 1 or Day 2, depending on their background and interests. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-51e6b405-79e4-403d-b78f-6a773fdeae13 Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Programming in R

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    Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/programming-in-r Presenter: Jamie Owen Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours The course is a two day intensive course on programming principles in R. On completion of the course participants will gain experience in a range of programming techniques for the R programming language. Users will be able to write their own functions and scripts for undertaking bespoke data analysis tasks. Consideration of memory allocation, code profiling and leveraging parallel computation will also be explored to guide participants in the principles of efficient R programming. For further information and to book your place, please click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Survival Analysis

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    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-667b3394-6964-49fe-ad61-52a8d1422631 Presented by D Collett Level – Professional CPD 12 hours Standard methods of survival analysis based on the Kaplan-Meier estimate of a survivor function, the log rank test and Cox regression modelling are widely used in many different areas of application.   But often, the assumptions that underlie these techniques may not be valid, or the data structure may be more complex.  Extensions of these basic methods allow particular features of data that occur in practice to be handled appropriately.  This two fay course will describe some of these more advanced methods and illustrate their practical application using SAS and R.   For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R

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    Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-statistical-modelling-in-r Presented by Dr Colin Gillespie / Dr Jamie Owen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data (Day 1), as well as regression modelling in R, including linear, general logistic and survival models (Day 2). Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-98bf7a13-3fc9-4aff-9465-5b3ea3f968e2 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day 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. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Learning from longitudinal studies in the UK and Low and Middle income countries

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    Learning from longitudinal studies in the UK and Low and Middle income countries https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/learning-from-longitudinal-studies-in-the-uk-and-low-and-middle-income-countries Speakers:  Jo Boydon – Oxford University, Director of Young Lives Jim Todd – LSHTM, ALPHA network Alissa Goodman – UCL, Director of Centre for Longitudinal Studies [or Emla Fitzsimons on Millennium Cohort Study] Francisco Oteiza – CLOSER         About the Event: The UK has a long history of conducting longitudinal cohort studies which have given insights into social change and how health, wealth, education, family and employment combine to influence outcomes and achievements. A growing number of longitudinal cohorts are being conducted in low and middle income countries. These cohorts have the potential to give insights into the lives of individuals all around the world producing evidence which can be converted into global policy. The speakers will be sharing their experiences of the impact and potential of longitudinal cohort data in various settings, and discuss some of their efforts to maximise their reach. The lecture will be followed by a networking reception funded by the ESRC in the lower ground floor cafe. This event is co-hosted by the LSHTM centre for maternal, adolescent, reproductive and child health (MARCH). This event will be recorded and live-streamed - https://panopto.lshtm.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=22bec7a8-fa01-4f81-bc82-aa0d010edcb7 Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.                                                                 Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Development in polls and election outcomes in Britain

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    Development in polls and election outcomes in Britain https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/development-in-polls-and-election-outcomes-in-britain Speaker: Stephen Fisher – University of Oxford About the Event: Polls are usually the best guide to future election outcomes, but how good a guide have they been? This talk addresses that question, and considers how changes in polling methodology since the 1950s have influenced their performance.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Business statistics and the modern economy

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    Business statistics and the modern economy https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/business-statistics-and-the-modern-economy As the UK’s national statistical institute, the Office for National Statistics' remit is to provide high quality statistics and analysis to help Britain make better decisions. As well as government policy makers such as HM Treasury and the Bank of England, businesses use ONS data. We operate impartially and free of political control to help ensure our statistics provide policy makers and businesses with the best and most up-to-date information. You are invited to join us and hear from a range of producers and suppliers of business statistics to hear how we have been developing our data sources outputs and analysis and to take the opportunity to tell us your priorities over the next few years. The event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Places will be limited. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-statistics-and-the-modern-economy-tickets-57330724741. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intro to R

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    Intro to R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intro-to-r Intro to R 29 March 2019 - Edinburgh This is a one-day intensive course on R and assumes no prior knowledge. By the end of the course, participants will be able to import, summarise and plot their data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Offshore wind farms and birds: Developing statistical methods to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea

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    Offshore wind farms and birds: Developing statistical methods to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/offshore-wind-farms-and-birds-developing-statistical-methods-to-better-understand-the-spatial-distribution-of-birds-at-sea Alison Johnston, Researcher in Statistical Ecology, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge & Cornell University Abstract: Renewable energy is a growing industry and wind farms are an important component of renewable energy strategies. However, turbines pose a risk to birds and other wildlife, from disruption of habitat to physical collisions. In order to best understand how to mitigate the effects of wind turbines on birds, it is important to understand how birds are distributed at sea and how they use the marine environment. However, collecting data on birds at sea is challenging and many of the standard monitoring methods are not appropriate. Here I outline two statistical approaches we have developed for challenging data to aid the design of offshore wind farms to better understand the spatial distribution of birds at sea, in order to mitigate the effects of offshore windfarms on birds. Both revealed new patterns of bird distribution that helped to mitigate the effects of windfarms on bird populations around the UK coast.   We estimated the flight height of seabirds in relation to wind turbines. We developed a model to estimate continuous flight-height distributions from categorical human estimates of flight height. We used a spline with a multinomial likelihood to estimate a continuous distribution from categorical data. These distributions improved models of collision risk, by enabling estimates of varying collision risk at different heights and also by estimating the uncertainty associated with the flight height distributions.   Another project aimed to estimate the distribution of seabirds in order to optimise turbine locations to reduce the impact on birds. Aerial surveys that photograph the seabirds can be used to assess avian densities in given areas. Boat data provide good species identification, but have a number of other disadvantages. We used both boat data and aerial survey data in a joint analysis to produce population estimates for all species, even those with low species identification rates. This novel approach was used to estimate distributions of marine birds, by combining the strengths of digital aerial and boat surveys. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Statistician and the “Stats” - R. A. Fisher and the RSS

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    The Statistician and the “Stats” - R. A. Fisher and the RSS https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-statistician-and-the-stats-r-a-fisher-and-the-rss Speaker: John Aldrich – University of Southampton About the Event: Fisher's work was the inspiration behind the move towards Statistics as Research Methodology and when he died in 1962, the RSS recognised him as the "most famous statistician in the world." Yet his four decades of transactions with the Society were generally troubled: in the 1920s he joined, left and re-joined, in the 30s he was uncomfortably present, in the 40s he was usually absent and in the 50s he was President and contributing to the Society's journals. The troubles were rooted in personalities but also in conflicts over ideas in statistical inference. Programme: 6.00pm to 6.45pm: Author’s presentation 6.45pm to 7.15pm: Q&A Refreshments: tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.30pm. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-a11173ff-d3f7-4645-82ee-0813fc6f2616 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course illustrates the basic practice for summarising and measuring trends as well as the best methods to extrapolate trends into a forecast. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Workshop on Survey Process Design

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    Workshop on Survey Process Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/workshop-on-survey-process-design Lack of proper survey process design has been recognized as indicator of poor data quality, it introduces bias in the survey results and affects national planning. This workshop is proposed to bring together the stakeholders in Survey Methodology and data users to discuss strategies for carrying out a good survey for decision making Presenters Professor G.N. Amahia, Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria  Mr R. A. Mojoyinola, National Population Commission, Ibadan, Nigeria Full details about the programme are here. Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Programming in R

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    Advanced Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-programming-in-r-2f6a3cb0-bf56-4950-937a-fd74f733ce3d Presented by Colin Gillespie Level – Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day intensive course on advanced aspects of R programming. This course is primarily aimed at R users who do not have a formal background in computing. The course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals and will cover conditional programming structures, functional programming, S3 and S4 objects. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Multilevel Modelling

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    Multilevel Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multilevel-modelling-3e777147-8b73-4b90-a5e1-597c2e9aadfd Presented by: Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie Level: Profressional CPD: 12 hours This two-day course is designed to give participants an introduction to the theory and application of multilevel regression models for clustered or hierarchical data using the MLwiN statistical software package. For further information and to book your place, click on the link below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive Visualisation in R

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    Interactive Visualisation in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-in-r-6bc3c134-90ea-4851-8834-8090a63cc4ed Presented by Martin John Hadley Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: html widgets and Shiny. This course will show you how easy it can be to build interactive charts, maps, datatables with html widgets and how to quickly and easily build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and analysing data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-342dcfc1-32d9-44c6-9e44-2dba7fdf14bd Presented by Ellen Marshall Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This two day course aims to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • RSS North Eastern: Network time series models for energy and environmental applications

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    RSS North Eastern: Network time series models for energy and environmental applications https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-north-eastern-network-time-series-models-for-energy-and-environmental-applications About the Event:   Speaker: Matthew Nunes - University of Bath   Abstract: Environmental and energy time series often feature complex time-varying characteristics, such as temporal and cross-series dependence.  In this talk, I consider time series analysis problems in which the data are observed at nodes of a potentially large network structure. These data might evolve according to some  "network-spatial" dependence; some data will have an observed network, with others we can consider how to construct a network. I will introduce new models for such data, related to traditional, well-loved time series models and discuss a practical approach to analysis to take advantage of their flexibility. I will demonstrate the approach on wind energy series.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-21fbd520-ed14-4d5f-bdca-866a756af02f Presented by Richard Morey Level - Intermediate CPD 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, the benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI Webinar: Health Technology Appraisals (HTA) Submissions in the UK

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    PSI Webinar: Health Technology Appraisals (HTA) Submissions in the UK https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-webinar-health-technology-appraisals-hta-submissions-in-the-uk How do NICE, Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) and All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) assess Health Technology Appraisals? And how does their decision making differ? Join this PSI Webinar on HTA submissions in the UK to find out more. Presenters: Jessica Purchase, Group Health Economics Manager (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Welwyn) and Monica Daigl, HTA Statistician and Health Economist (F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel) For more information and to register please visit the website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Missing Data

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    Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/missing-data 4pm (GMT), 8am (PST), 11am (EST) CHAIR: Dr Tim Morris (UCL) SPEAKER: Brooke Rabe (University of Arizona) Missing data handling in non-inferiority and equivalence trials: A systematic review Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 17, Issue 5, September/October 2018 Pages 477-488 SPEAKER: Craig Mallinckrodt (Biogen) Choosing estimands in clinical trials with missing data Pharmaceutical Statistics, Volume 16, Issue1 (Special Issue: Estimands), January/February 2017 Pages 29-36 To register click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3365987019181004291 Please see here for further information regarding the webinar: https://www.psiweb.org/events/journal-club/journal-club-introduction Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Modelling numbers of births by day of the week in relation to onset of labour and mode of giving birth in England 2005–2014

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    Modelling numbers of births by day of the week in relation to onset of labour and mode of giving birth in England 2005–2014 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/modelling-numbers-of-births-by-day-of-the-week-in-relation-to-onset-of-labour-and-mode-of-giving-birth-in-england-2005-2014 Speaker: Mario Cortina Borja Abstract: Maternity care has to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is known that obstetric intervention can influence the time of birth, but no previous analysis at a national level in England has yet investigated in detail the ways in which the day and time of birth varies by onset of labour and mode of giving birth. We linked data from birth registration, birth notification, and Maternity Hospital Episode Statistics and analysed 5,093,615 singleton births in NHS maternity units in England from 2005 to 2014. We built statistical models to establish how patterns of timing of birth vary by onset of labour, mode of giving birth and gestational age. We found that the timing of birth by time of day and day of the week varies considerably by onset of labour and mode of birth. These patterns have implications for midwifery and medical staffing. This work is in collaboration with Professor Alison Macfarlane, Ms Nirupa Dattani, Dr Miranda Dodwell, Mr Rod Gibson, Dr Gill Harper, Dr Peter Martin and Dr Mary Newburn. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention

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    Using data to inform suicide and self-harm prevention https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-data-to-inform-suicide-and-self-harm-prevention About the event: What do we need to do to ensure the right data are available, analysed and communicated to address the major questions in suicide and self-harm reduction policy and practice? There are many potential sources of data on suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-harm and suicide. These can be used to understand and monitor the extent, nature, context, and inequalities in self-harm and suicide in England. This day brings together commissioners, data producers, research analysts, and data users to improve awareness of data sources and challenges with data quality, accessibility, and coverage. This is the first in a series of events marking... the 50th anniversary of the National Centre for Social Research.   Registration, tea and coffee from 9.30 am   Programme             Chair: Prof Louise Arseneault 10.00-10.30 Context and aims   Suicide Prevention Strategies: data needs and data gaps Prof Louis Appleby, Manchester Using data on suicide and self-harm Liz Scowcroft, Samaritans Gender-informed/‘gender-neutral’ approach in research Prof Louise Howard, Kings 10.30-11.30 General population /cohort surveys Self-harm trends and risk factors using adult general population surveys (Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Surveys) Sally McManus, NatCen Self-harm in children with emotional, behavioural, and neurodevelopmental disorders using the Mental Health of Children and Young People surveys Katharine Sadler, NatCen, Prof Tamsin Ford, Exeter What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide (ALSPAC), Dr Becky Mars, Bristol   BREAK 11.40-13.00 Registered suicides   Suicide registrations data  Dr Ben Windsor-Shellard, ONS Challenges and opportunities for using national suicide mortality statistics to investigate secular trends and area differences in suicide Prof David Gunnell, Bristol National Confidential Inquiry:  Prof Louis Appleby, Manchester Autism and autistic traits in those who died by suicide in the UK Dr Sarah Cassidy, Nottingham   LUNCH 13.40-14.20 Healthcare context   Hospital and community presentations for self-harm: linking across datasets Prof Nav Kapur, Manchester Perinatal self-harm: prevalence and correlates Karyn Ayre, Kings 14.20-15.20 High risk groups Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts and problem gambling Dr Heather Wardle, LSHTM Financial difficulty and suicide: data from frontline staff in commercial debt collection firms Dr Chris Fitch & Jamie Evans, Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol Participatory consultation with midlife men to inform self-harm interventions  Caroline Turley, Head of Qualitative Methodology, NatCen   BREAK 15.30-16.10 Data hubs Self-harm data at NHSD: availability, data access and support Dan Collinson, NHSD Suicide Prevention Profiles: Fingertips Helen Garnham & Cam Lugton, PHE 16.10-16.30 Panel discussion How can we ensure that data are valid, accessible, analysed and communicated to best inform suicide and self-harm reduction?   Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.                                                                            Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-6bc0acea-f52c-402c-86bf-0218b8fa46e5 Presented by Nicholas Attilades & Chris Musselle  Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day course covering the fundamentals of machine learning and the methodology for applying these to real-world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Participants will be provided with exercises to complete through the course in order to gain hands-on experience in using the methods presented. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The Big RSS Quiz Night

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    The Big RSS Quiz Night https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-big-rss-quiz-night Join us for our first ever RSS quiz night! Bring your friends, colleagues and brain power to take on eight rounds of questions that will test your general knowledge, logic and memory. You don’t need to be a professional statistician to succeed in this quiz. Drinks and nibbles will be provided throughout the evening. You can organise your own team (max. 6 people) or we can help match you up with some teammates on the evening. Agenda: 17.30 - 18.30 Networking drinks 18.30 - 20.00 Pub Quiz Event Fees: Fellows: Free  Non-Fellows: £15 Registration with payment is required. Please register here   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • PSI One Day Meeting: New emerging topics around Estimands and ICH Addendum

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    PSI One Day Meeting: New emerging topics around Estimands and ICH Addendum https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/psi-one-day-meeting-new-emerging-topics-around-estimands-and-ich-addendum The draft ICH E9 addendum on estimands and sensitivity analysis was released back in July 2017 and (more than 1000) comments are back. All stakeholders are gaining the necessary experience and familiarity with estimands along with the associated challenges and methodologies. The language and thinking behind causal inference is well suited to this area. The PSI Scientific Committee have put together this one day meeting to share and discuss new emerging topics around estimands and the ICH addendum. The aims of the event are to: Share the feedback from the public consultation on the draft ICH E9 addendum Explore the estimand concept within health technology assessments Describe how casual inference fits into the area of estimands Present case studies illustrating the implementation of the estimand framework and the use of causal inference methodology Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistical inference with non-probability samples

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    Statistical inference with non-probability samples https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistical-inference-with-non-probability-samples Integrating Probability and Nonprobability Samples for Survey Inference Presenter: Arkadiusz Wisniowski - University of Manchester Authors: Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Joseph W. Sakshaug, Diego Andres Perez Ruiz, and Annelies G. Blom Survey data collection costs have risen to a point where many survey researchers and polling companies are abandoning large, expensive probability-based samples in favour of less expensive nonprobability samples. The empirical literature suggests this strategy may be unwise for many reasons, amongst them probability samples tend to outperform nonprobability samples on accuracy when assessed against population benchmarks. However, nonprobability samples are often preferred due to convenience and cost effectiveness. Instead of forgoing probability sampling entirely, we propose a method of combining both probability and nonprobability samples in a way that exploits their strengths to overcome their weaknesses within a Bayesian inferential framework. By using simulated data, we evaluate supplementing inference based on small probability samples with prior distributions derived from nonprobability data. We demonstrate that informative priors based on nonprobability data can lead to reductions in variances and mean-squared errors of the linear model coefficients. The method is also illustrated with actual probability and nonprobability survey data. A discussion of these findings, their implications for survey practice, and possible research extensions are provided in conclusion.             Techniques for randomising protest survey samples to facilitate comparison with nationally representative samples. Presenter: Clare Saunders - University of Exeter Authors: Clare Saunders and Natalie Shlomo In this paper, we compare two techniques for balancing non-random protest survey samples with random European Social Survey (ESS) samples of protesters. These techniques will become increasingly important in the study of protesters because protesters are a ‘rare’ sample. The power for analysis is very low if we rely on random samples of protesters alone. Therefore, it is important to find ways in which to randomise data from other data sources to provide rich insights into protesters. The two techniques compared are proportional weighting and sample matching. Proportional weighting involves post-stratification bench-marking based on UK census data. Sample matching is an approach modified from quasi-experimental designs. Propensity score matching is used to balance non-random samples. We show that that the sample matching approach to induce randomization of the non-random sample of protesters   through the integrations with the ESS has the highest standard of replication of the distribution of variables in a random sample of protesters. We are able to correct for under-selection of centrists and over-selection of left-wingers, especially among the stalwart protesters.      Programme:  4:30 Coffee 5:00 Opening by Chair: Nick Moon 5:10 Presentation I  5:55 Presentation II 6:40 Discussion Attendance is free and open to all, whether fellows of the RSS or not, but pre-registration is required.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to the news media

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    Introduction to the news media https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-the-news-media The Science Media Centre runs free events for data scientists and researchers who work with big data, patient data, genomics or AI, to introduce them to how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better. The events, which have previously taken place in venues in London, Durham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton, Exeter, Belfast and Norwich, are informative, entertaining and popular. You will hear from national news science journalists about what makes a story, what drives the news agenda and what they need from you – and you will get a chance to interrogate them on what drives you mad about the media. You will also hear from press officers working at the coal face of science communication, and from scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale. Scientists, social scientists, engineers and clinicians from any discipline and at any stage of their career in academia or industry (excluding those at undergraduate level), who have little or no media experience but would like to find out more, are welcome. Senior scientists are especially welcome, as are scientists at least part way into their careers – it’s not really aimed at students. The sessions offer a beginner’s guide to the media, giving an insight into the way the news media works. Topics covered include: • how and why scientists and journalists should engage with each other • top tips for dealing with the media • how journalists find stories • the role of the press office • the role of the news editor It isn’t: Skills-based media training. This session will not prepare you for a confrontation with Paxman or Humphries, and it is not practical media training; but it will give a flavour of the news media to help you understand its demands and make it easier for you to work with journalists. The SMC, however, does offer individual support to scientists when collaborating with them on frontline media work, and the Introduction to the New Media sessions are one way in which it develops relationships with scientists. To reserve your place please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional e-mail address and phone number to the email address below.  Places are limited and SMC anticipates that demand for places will be high.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Consultancy Skills

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    London, United Kingdom

    Consultancy Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/consultancy-skills-62f32c7f-eeba-4a84-99c7-c6fdb55e38b1 Presented by Roland Caulcutt and Julie Bullen Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours This is a highly participative and practical two day training course for statisticians who wish to improve their consultancy skills non-statistical clients.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Programming in R

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    Advanced Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-programming-in-r Presented by Colin Gillespie Level – Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day intensive course on advanced aspects of R programming. This course is primarily aimed at R users who do not have a formal background in computing. The course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals and will cover conditional programming structures, functional programming, S3 and S4 objects. To register for this course please visit our website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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. This training course has now reached capacity. Please visit this link for details about the February 2017 course. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-7134d7cc-8377-4847-9d3e-3d4daca86fc8 Location: 12 Errol Street London, EC1Y 8LX CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. This course has now reached capacity. Please visit our website for future available course dates. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-43e632e6-9ba9-4c4e-82f5-ff5447aebf75 Presenter: Jenny Freeman & Ellen Marshall CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information about this and our other public training courses, visit our website. This course has reached capacity. The next course date will be 26 & 27 June 2017. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive visualisation

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    Interactive visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation-4a06fb1a-b6dd-4af5-9124-397b2347b3f4 Presenter: Martin John Hadley Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: htmlwidgets and Shiny. The first half of the course introduces RMarkdown and htmlwidgets, demonstrating how reports with interactive tables, maps and charts can be written and published to the web using RStudio. The second half of the course introduces the basics of Shiny, a web framework for creating sophisticated interactive applications using only the R language. Htmlwidgets and Shiny are thoroughly underused in the R community. This course will show you it is almost trivial to build interactive charts/maps/datatables with htmlwidgets and only slightly trickier to build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny. For further information or to register, click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Assessments Centre for Lean and Six Sigma

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    London, United Kingdom

    Assessments Centre for Lean and Six Sigma https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/assessments-centre-for-lean-and-six-sigma The ISO18404 Assessment Centres run by the Royal Statistical Society ISO18404 Sector Scheme exist to provide the opportunity for qualified and experienced Lean and Six Sigma personnel to verify their competences against the requirements of, and gain certification for, Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Lean Leader or Lean Expert status under the ISO18404 international standard. Assessment Format:                                                        1. 3 hour written test based on a real life scenario 2. 20 minute presentation on their background and suitability for the role to be assessed under ISO18404 (MBB, Lean Expert etc) 3. 30 minute panel interview. Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence two weeks prior to assessment in electronic format. The portfolio should demonstrate how the candidate meets all the required competencies set out in the standard. Delegates can register to participate in one of these six different assessment levels: Six Sigma Master Black Belt Six Sigma Black Belt Lean Expert Lean Leader Lean & Six Sigma Master Black Belt Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt   For more information on prices and assessment centre dates, please visit the assessment homepage. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) - Edinburgh

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    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) - Edinburgh https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-edinburgh Presented by Jenny Freeman and Ellen Marshall 15th & 16th November 2016 2 Days Level – Foundation CPD 12 hours The purpose of this two day course in Edinburgh is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. This course will be followed by a one-day course on Presenting Data, which runs at the same venue the following day, on 17 November. This course has now reached capacity. We will be running the course again in London on 27 & 28 February 2017. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data - Edinburgh

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    Presenting Data - Edinburgh https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-edinburgh Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours This one day course in Edinburgh 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. This course will be preceded by a two-day course on Basic Statistics, which runs at the same venue, on 15-16 November. This course has now reached capacity. We will be running the course again in London on 7th February 2017. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Extreme Value Statistics

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    London, United Kingdom

    Extreme Value Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extreme-value-statistics Presented by Janet Heffernan and Harry Southworth Level - Professional CPD 12 hours Most statistical methods are aimed at characterizing expected values, but in many settings it is the unexpected values, the extremes or outliers, that are of interest - e.g. extreme weather events, rare drug toxicities, or extreme movements in financial markets. This course covers the theory and associated statistical methods which form the cornerstone of this subject and which enable extrapolation to levels beyond those already observed in a dataset. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    London, United Kingdom

    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-f2d834d8-edf2-420c-b84c-19564d8e84db Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day 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. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics Presenter: Richard Morey Level: Foundation CDP: 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity, and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   For more information about our courses, please visit our website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-6e802967-e6aa-4749-bb1f-07db9f8500ba Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning

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    London, United Kingdom

    Fundamentals of Machine Learning https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/fundamentals-of-machine-learning   Presenters: Doug Ashton Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours This is a one day course covering the fundamentals of machine learning and the methodology for applying them to real world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library. Participants will be provided with exercises to complete through the course so as to gain hands on experience in using the methods presented.   Learning Outcomes Be familiar with the overall process of how to apply Machine Learning methods in an analysis project Understand the differences and similarities between statistical modelling and machine learning theories Have gained hands on experience in working with the caret package in R Gain an intuitive understanding of how several specific machine learning methods solve the problems of prediction and classification                                                     Topics Covered Machine Learning Classification and Prediction Feature Engineering Cross Validation Hyper-parameter Tuning Random Forests Gradient Boosting Support Vector Machines  Target Audience Machine Learning can be applied to data in a whole range of fields from Finance to Pharmaceutical, Retail to Marketing, Sports to Travel and many, many more! This course is aimed at anyone interested in applying machine learning methods to their data in order to: gain deeper insight, make better decisions or build data products. This course has now reached capacity. We are next running this course on 24th October 2017. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Statistics of financial markets

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    London, United Kingdom

    Statistics of financial markets https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-of-financial-markets Presented by Steve Bell Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours This course looks at real financial market data and shows how it differs from the idealised models based on Gaussian statistics. The implications of this for standard market risk measures such as VaR will be explored. Alternative risk measures such as AVaR and stressed VaR will be introduced. By the end of the course participants will gain an overall understanding of the concepts of risk management in a quantitative framework.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    London, United Kingdom

    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-d82677fe-1307-47ad-8d0d-ce1f74a691f5 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day 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. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Consultancy Skills

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    London, United Kingdom

    Consultancy Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/consultancy-skills Presented by Roland Caulcutt & Julie Bullen Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This is highly participative and fun two day training course for statisticians who wish to improve their ability to help non-statistical clients.  Discussions and interactive exercises will allow participants to explore the non-statistical issues that can undermine effective consultancy. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Multilevel Modelling

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    London, United Kingdom

    Multilevel Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multilevel-modelling Presented by: Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie Level: Profressional CPD: 12 hours 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. To register for this course please visit our website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • ISO18404 Lead Auditors Course

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    London, United Kingdom

    ISO18404 Lead Auditors Course https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/iso18404-lead-auditors-course Presenter: Tony Bendell Level: Professional CPD: 18 hours This course is a Lead Auditor course for qualified and practicing Lead auditors who wish to be involved in auditing organisations against ISO18404:2015. It is mandatory for nominated Lead Auditors from ISO/IEC 17021 accredited certification bodies participating in the Royal Statistical Society scheme for the certification of an organisation’s management system which meet BS ISO 18404: 2015, who are required to satisfactorily pass the course. Other appropriately qualified and practising Lead auditors may attend as delegates. The Royal Statistical Society scheme is currently a UKAS development project. Entry Requirements Candidates for the course who wish to qualify as a Lead Auditor for ISO18404:2015 are required to be able to demonstrate the following: 1. Successfully completed a IRCA Lead Auditor course, or acceptable alternative, within the last 3 years. 2. Two years auditing experience and 20 days auditing minimum in last year, of which 15 days should have been on site. Anyone who wishes to attend the course but cannot meet the entry requirements can attend as an observer if places are available.   To register for this course, pelase click on the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Longitudinal and Missing Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Longitudinal and Missing Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/longitudinal-and-missing-data-7e56e00e-5e0d-4c62-b0c1-af0ee4cef7ad Presented by Geert Verbeke and Geert Molenberghs Level – Professional CPD 12 hours 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.  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • One day introduction to core Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    One day introduction to core Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/one-day-introduction-to-core-python Presenter: Rob Mastrodomenico Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours Python as a programming language is huge with many different packages existing to do a variety of things; however before you can run you need to walk. This course looks to introduce the core language of Python and all its functionality. For further information or to register, please visit our website or click on the 'register now' button below.  This course precedes the RSS 2017 International Conference Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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    London, United Kingdom

    Six Sigma Master Black Belt https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/six-sigma-master-black-belt Presenter: Tony Bendell Level: Lean & Six Sigma CPD: 60 hours This Master Black Belt Development Programme has been designed to enable experienced Black Belts to meet the certification requirements as Master Black Belts under ISO18404, and prepare to pass the separate Royal Statistical Society Assessment. The course consists of an initial workshop which introduces the programme and some of the technical content and methods of learning; the second stage consists of the candidate working through the development plan and constructing a portfolio of evidence in their own time, assisted by two coaching visits from a tutor; and the third stage consists of the end of programme workshop which involves the delegate's presenting their portfolio for assessment. Completion of the course is dependent on a successful submission of your portfolio of evidence. The third stage of this development course will take place on 28-31 March 2017. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Models in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to R & Regression Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-models-in-r-7d9ab32c-6ac6-4271-8dd9-2fe689ce5b4b Presented by Paul Baxter Level - Foundation  CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models. Participants can either register for both days, or for either Day 1 or Day 2, depending on their background and interests. This course has now reached capacity. We will next be running the course on 15 & 16 May 2018.     Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-c18a1e40-1b40-4857-bdc0-b7d815a07be1 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Lean Practitioner

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    London, United Kingdom

    Lean Practitioner https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/lean-practitioner Presented by: Tony Bendell Level: Foundation CPD: 48 hours The first workshop will be held on 27-30 March 2017, with the follow up workshop taking place on 8-11 May 2017.  The Lean Practitioner Development Programme has been purpose built to enable delegates to build the competency requirements for certification as Lean Practitioners under ISO18404, and to prepare to pass the separate Royal Statististical Society Assessment. This 8-day course (two split workshops) will enable delegates to be directly prepared for Lean Leader status under ISO18404.  At the end of the course, certified delegates will have the knowledge, experience, tools and techniques to not only champion Lean implementation, act as an agent of change and plan and deploy Lean Transformation Strategy within the organisation, but also to run successful waste reduction projects themselves. The programme has been developed to assist managers in their understanding of the key concepts of Lean and the pursuit of a Lean organisation, facilitating them to manage, support and lead Lean Transformation. As well as this, the programme provides all the skills and support necessary to run their first individual Lean improvement project in their organisation under our supervision. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Data visualisation

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    London, United Kingdom

    Data visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/data-visualisation Presenter: Alan Smith Level: Foundation CPD: 12 hours Being able to communicate statistics visually to a broad audience is an increasingly important skill for many people working in data-driven environments. Yet this is a skill all too often overlooked on academic curriculums. This introductory course provides the background context, essential theory and practical guidance needed to develop confidence in using data visualisation effectively. For more information on this course or any of our course, please visit our website. Please note this course will take place at a different location - CCT Venues Barbican Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Questionnaire Design and Web Survey Implementation

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    London, United Kingdom

    Questionnaire Design and Web Survey Implementation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/questionnaire-design-and-web-survey-implementation-f79fcf1e-eafa-4456-8e78-b446c55f545f Presented by P Campanelli Level – Foundation CPD 12 hours Web surveys are becoming one of the most popular methods of survey data collection. This course has two strands: (1) to provide a thorough grounding in the questionnaire design aspects of web surveys (the questions, the visual layout), while (2) looking at wider implementation issues around the questionnaire (e.g., unique things about web surveys; web specific decisions like progress bars and multimedia; web survey implementation issues like invitations, reminders and incentives; software; testing and designing for mobile devices). Throughout, the course explores both hidden pitfalls and good practice and combines practical knowledge with advice from current research on web surveys. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Consultancy Skills

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    London, United Kingdom

    Consultancy Skills https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/consultancy-skills-5c0dd620-4f01-4d33-81b8-e8e50e330933 Presented by Roland Caulcutt & Julie Bullen Level - Foundation CPD 6 hours This is highly participative and fun two day training course for statisticians who wish to improve their ability to help non-statistical clients.  Discussions and interactive exercises will allow participants to explore the non-statistical issues that can undermine effective consultancy.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-7c77b4a8-036a-425d-97fa-fa9c82098c18 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Preparation for individual certification of Lean & Six Sigma under ISO18404

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    London, United Kingdom

    Preparation for individual certification of Lean & Six Sigma under ISO18404 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/preparation-for-individual-certification-of-lean-six-sigma-under-iso18404 Presenter: Tony Bendell Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours This workshop introduces the ISO18404 standard for Lean and Six Sigma published on 1st December 2015, & how individuals should prepare for certification against it. The course discusses the arrangements for the certification of practitioners, including Green, Black & Master Black Belts and Lean Practitioners, Leaders and Experts with the first certifications commencing in December 2016. A mixture of presentations, discussions and delegate exercises are used to explore applicability of such certification and the options available. Participating delegates have the opportunity within the course to explore possible implementation choices and options within their own organisations. For more information about our courses, please visit our website. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-e65a7c80-de1d-4258-8618-549251912a07 Presenter: Ellen Marshall CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. This course has now reached capacity. We will next be running this course in Edinburgh on 12 & 13 October 2017. Please note this course will take place at a different venue - Etc Venues Moorgate Bonhill House Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python   Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours   This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python.   Learning Outcomes The individual will have a good working knowledge of Python allowing them to deal with and manipulate data. The final afternoon will bring all this together with a larger scale set of data which the attendees will perform data analysis upon. Topics Covered Day 1: Introducing the Python Eco System, Types, Variables and Data Structure, Functions and Objects Day 2: Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib introduction, Data Anaylsis with Python Target Audience This course will appeal to anyone wanting to learn Python with no prior knowledge. The course will also appeal to individuals with a basic knowledge of Python who want to fully understand how the base language works. The course also appeals to those wanting to know and understand the package Pandas and the use of dataframes in Python. Assumed Knowledge No prior knowledge is assumed. Please note this course will take place at a different venue - Etc Venues Moorgate Bonhill House   This course has now reached capacity. We are next running this course on 9 & 10 October 2017.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Big Data: tools and statistical methods

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    London, United Kingdom

    Big Data: tools and statistical methods https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/big-data-tools-and-statistical-methods Presenter: Mark Briers Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours To promote the use of advanced statistical methods within a Big Data environment - an essential requirement if correct conclusions are to be reached - it is necessary for statisticians and data scientists to utilise Big Data tools when supporting or performing data analysis in the modern world. The objective of this one day course is to train statistically minded practitioners in the use of common Big Data tools, with an emphasis on the use of advanced statistical methods for analysis. The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in the processing platforms Hadoop and Spark and will highlight how these platforms can be effectively used to analyse data at scale. This course precedes the RSS 2017 International Conference. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Multilevel Modelling

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    London, United Kingdom

    Multilevel Modelling https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/multilevel-modelling-6f149df6-cfc1-4da4-b338-ab7a98cbaa89 Presented by: Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie Level: Profressional CPD: 12 hours 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.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Survival Analysis

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    London, United Kingdom

    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-7d36baf0-9f8f-4d13-af74-33b288364c5e Presented by D Collett Level – Professional CPD 12 hours Standard methods of survival analysis based on the Kaplan-Meier estimate of a survivor function, the log rank test and Cox regression modelling are widely used in many different areas of application.   But often, the assumptions that underlie these techniques may not be valid, or the data structure may be more complex.  Extensions of these basic methods allow particular features of data that occur in practice to be handled appropriately.  This two fay course will describe some of these more advanced methods and illustrate their practical application using SAS and R.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Models in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to R & Regression Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-models-in-r-9050d449-edc6-46d1-9f54-fdc443a8e371 Presented by Paul Baxter Level - Foundation  CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models. Participants can either register for both days, or for either Day 1 or Day 2, depending on their background and interests. This course has now reached capacity. To find out about possible future course dates, please contact the RSS Training office. Please note this course will take place at a different venue - Etc Venues Moorgate Bonhill House Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-a30b8a72-7cda-4835-a787-c5691d16d642 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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.   Please note this course will take place at a different venue - Etc Venues Moorgate Bonhill House Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Improve your organisation with statistical thinking

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    London, United Kingdom

    Improve your organisation with statistical thinking https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/improve-your-organisation-with-statistical-thinking-00e24141-8119-4301-95f1-217986ae9961 Presented by Nigel Marriott   Level - Foundation    CPD 6 hours   To see how Statistical Thinking will add value to your organisation why not spend an enjoyable and eye-opening day on this course that will change the way you think. Like a taster menu in a restaurant you will get a taste of how Statistical Thinking can be applied to familiar business situations including risk management, forecasting, customer surveys, product trials, quality control and business improvement.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Lean Expert

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    London, United Kingdom

    Lean Expert https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/lean-expert Presented by: Tony Bendell Level: Professional CPD: 36 hours Please note this course has three stages: the initial workshop (24-26 April), the individual candidate development of portfolio of evidence (in own time), and the end of programme workshop (5-7 June). The new ISO18404 standard defines Lean Experts as the pinnacle of Lean enterprise personnel, above Lean Practitioners and Lean Leaders, and broadly equivalent to Six Sigma Master Black Belts. The Lean Expert Development Programme has been designed to enable experienced Lead Leaders to meet the certification requirements as Lean Experts under ISO18404, and to prepare delegates to pass the separate Royal Statistical Society Assessment. The programme consists of an initial workshop; candidate’s application, skill and portfolio development within their own organisation, involving tutor assessment and coaching visits and observation; and an end of programme workshop, assessment and development seminar.  Delegates are assessed throughout the programme and candidates who complete satisfactory portfolios and pass the in-programme assessments will be certificated as Lean Experts by the course tutors and be prepared for independent assessment by the Royal Statistical Society, and if successful certification, as Lean Experts under ISO18404:2015. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Effective Analytical Leadership

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    London, United Kingdom

    Effective Analytical Leadership https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/effective-analytical-leadership-206aaa8d-97c8-4834-9d39-00b3fe66a2ea Presented by Duncan Miles and Denis Greer Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours “The ability to take data – be able to understand it, process it, extract value from it, visualize it, communicate it – that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next few decades….” Hal Varian, Google.  To meet the needs of the modern global business agenda, analytical leaders need to carry out a complex role. This course explores the required range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the new agenda.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-62c1f4fd-26f7-421d-929a-27769d1b0225 Presenter: Jenny Freeman CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information and to register, please click on the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

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    London, United Kingdom

    Six Sigma Green Belt https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/six-sigma-green-belt Presented by: Tony Bendell Level: Foundation CPD: 60 hours The first workshop will be held on 25-29 September 2017. The second workshop will be held on 16-20 October 2017. If you are wishing to register for both the Green Belt and Black Belt courses as part of the Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Development Programme, please do contact training for further information. This Six Sigma Green Belt course has been designed to enable experienced Green Belts to meet the certification requirements as Green Belts under ISO18404, and to pass the separate Royal Statistical Society Assessment. The individual delegate projects assist candidates to build up the learning, evidence and Work Experience Logs required for certification under ISO18404:2015 as Green Belts. The 10-day Green Belt course is suitable for specialists or team leaders responsible for their own projects or as a key member of a Black Belt team. The course includes Green Belt foundation training and goes on to include more advanced Six Sigma statistical tools including the application of Creative Thinking. Our 10-day Advanced Green Belt programme is project based incorporating a project to be undertaken between and after the training blocks. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own laptops to these courses to maximise learning. MINITAB & Excel software is used by delegates during the course. For further detailed information about the topics covered, please visit this link. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Intermediate Statistics using Excel

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    London, United Kingdom

    Intermediate Statistics using Excel https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/intermediate-statistics-using-excel Presenter: Ellen Marshall CPD: 6 hours Level: Foundation Multiple linear regression is one of the most commonly used techniques for analysing quantitative data and allows for the impact of multiple variables to be assessed simultaneously for continuous outcome data. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a related technique which allows the mean values of several groups to be compared. This course will equip participants with the skills necessary to undertake both types of analysis in Excel, understand and interpret the output, check the assumptions that underpin each type of model, assess model fit and present the results coherently. For more information about this or any of our other public training courses, please visit our website.         Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Advanced Programming in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Advanced Programming in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/advanced-programming-in-r-186ec67a-7e8a-4cfc-9df0-5d68fd3b1da6 Presented by Colin Gillespie Level – Professional CPD 12 hours This is a two day intensive course on advanced aspects of R programming. This course is primarily aimed at R users who do not have a formal background in computing. The course will be a mixture of lectures and computer practicals and will cover conditional programming structures, functional programming, S3 and S4 objects. We have now reached capacity for this course and are no longer able to take registrations. We will next be running this course on 11 & 12 December 2018 Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Lean Leader

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    London, United Kingdom

    Lean Leader https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/lean-leader Presented by: Tony Bendell Level: Professional CPD: 48 hours The first workshop will be held on 13-16 June 2017, with the follow up workshop taking place on 25-28 July 2017.  The Lean Leader Development Programme has been purpose built to enable experienced Lean Leaders to build the competency requirements for certification as Lean Leaders under ISO18404, and to prepare delegates to pass the separate Royal Statistical Society Assessment. This 8-day course (two split workshops) can either be taken together with the 8-day Lean Practitioner programme, to enable delegates to be directly prepared for Lean Leader status under ISO18404, or can be taken as a top up course to enable those currently meeting Lean Practitioner standards to progress to Lean Leader. At the end of the course, certified delegates will have the knowledge, experience, tools and techniques to not only champion Lean implementation, act as an agent of change and plan and deploy Lean Transformation Strategy within the organisation, but also to run successful waste reduction projects themselves. The course has been developed to assist managers in their understanding of the key concepts of Lean and the pursuit of a Lean organisation, facilitating them to manage, support and lead Lean Transformation. As well as this, the programme provides all the skills and support necessary to run their first individual Lean improvement project in their organisation under our supervision. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Presenting Data

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    London, United Kingdom

    Presenting Data https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/presenting-data-eea5d49c-5ccd-4925-a3d3-ab2108944474 Presented by Ed Swires-Hennessy Level – Foundation CPD 6 hours 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. Please note this course will take place at Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St. Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU, Scotland Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Interactive visualisation

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    London, United Kingdom

    Interactive visualisation https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/interactive-visualisation Presenter: Martin John Hadley Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours This course will introduce two technologies that will fundamentally change your use of R for data presentation on the web: htmlwidgets and Shiny. The first half of the course introduces RMarkdown and htmlwidgets, demonstrating how reports with interactive tables, maps and charts can be written and published to the web using RStudio. The second half of the course introduces the basics of Shiny, a web framework for creating sophisticated interactive applications using only the R language. Htmlwidgets and Shiny are thoroughly underused in the R community. This course will show you it is almost trivial to build interactive charts/maps/datatables with htmlwidgets and only slightly trickier to build sophisticated interactive applications with Shiny. For further information or to register, please visit our website or click on the button below.  This course precedes the RSS 2017 International Conference. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Six Sigma Black Belt

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    London, United Kingdom

    Six Sigma Black Belt https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/six-sigma-black-belt Presented by: Tony Bendell Level: Professional CPD: 60 hours The first workshop will be held on 20-24 November 2017. The second workshop will be held on 11-15 December 2017. If you are wishing to register for both the Green Belt and Black Belt courses as part of the Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Development Programme, please do contact training for further information. The Six Sigma Black Belt Development Programme has been designed to enable experienced Black Belts to meet the certification requirements under ISO18404 and prepare them to pass the separate Royal Statistical Society Assessment. The programme consists of an initial workshop; skill and portfolio development within their own organisation and an end of programme workshop, assessment preparation and development seminar. Completion of the course is dependent on a successful submission of your portfolio of evidence. Candidates who have taken the RSS Six Sigma Green Belt course are encouraged to take this Six Sigma Black Belt course to continue their certification under ISO18404. The Six Sigma Black Belt course includes training on the full range of Six Sigma tools including the Six Sigma DMAICT project approach and Advanced Creative and Analytical Thinking methods.The programme is project based, incorporating a project to be undertaken between the training blocks.  For further detailed information about the topics covered, please visit this link. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Extreme Value Statistics

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    London, United Kingdom

    Extreme Value Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extreme-value-statistics-08b8633d-0f2d-44c8-8051-399e4ea68f0d Presented by Janet Heffernan and Harry Southworth Level - Professional CPD 12 hours Most statistical methods are aimed at characterizing expected values, but in many settings it is the unexpected values, the extremes or outliers, that are of interest - e.g. extreme weather events, rare drug toxicities, or extreme movements in financial markets. This course covers the theory and associated statistical methods which form the cornerstone of this subject and which enable extrapolation to levels beyond those already observed in a dataset.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-9d78dd94-2c79-436c-b36b-efa9b6f8763f Presenter: Ellen Marshall CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information and to register, please click on the link below: This course has reached capacity. We will next be running the course on 15 & 16 February 2018. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Kriging and the associated tools in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Kriging and the associated tools in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-kriging-and-the-associated-tools-in-r Presenter: Nicolas Durrande Level: Professional CPD: 6 hours Kriging (or Gaussian process regression) has proven to be of great interest when trying to approximate a costly function to evaluate, in a closed form. The aim of the workshop is to show how useful surrogate models can be; to detail how to build such models in R; and to make clear the assumptions these models rely on. In the morning we introduce the concepts of Kriging through lectures and lab sessions. During the afternoon we see in more detail how to tune these models and how they can be used to solve optimization problems. The aim of the afternoon lab is to quickly find the settings of a catapult numerical simulator that give the longest shot. This course precedes the RSS 2017 International Conference. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-ff6f1924-7bfc-4514-bf95-8ecda2565035 Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python. Learning Outcomes The individual will have a good working knowledge of Python allowing them to deal with and manipulate data. The final afternoon will bring all this together with a larger scale set of data which the attendees will perform data analysis upon. Topics Covered Day 1: Introducing the Python Eco System, Types, Variables and Data Structure, Functions and Objects Day 2: Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib introduction, Data Anaylsis with Python   For further information about this course or any of our courses on our 2017 training programme, please contact training. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    London, United Kingdom

    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-75b89e8e-4502-49a2-8ed1-88dd62423189 Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day 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. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r Presenters: Nicolas Attilades Level: Foundation CPD: 6 hours This is a one day course covering the application of machine learning methodology to real world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library.  Participants will be provided with exercises to complete in R so as to gain hands on experience in using the methods presented.  The individual stages of: problem formulation, data preparation, feature engineering, model selection and model refinement will be walked through in detail giving participants a solid process to follow for any machine learning analysis. This includes methods for evaluating machine learning models in terms of a performance metric as well as assessing bias and variance. For further information please visit this link. This course has now reached capacity. Please continue to check our website for our 2018 course schedule. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Economic Statistics: Inequality & Poverty Analysis

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    London, United Kingdom

    Economic Statistics: Inequality & Poverty Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/economic-statistics-inequality-poverty-analysis Presenter - TBC Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours This course provides an introduction to the ways in which analysts measure inequality and poverty, addressing conceptual issues and practical matters including data. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-9c16d506-cdcb-47a6-aca4-195e855570bc Presenter: Jenny Freeman CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. For more information and to register, please click on the link below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Python for R Programmers

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    London, United Kingdom

    Python for R Programmers https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/python-for-r-programmers Presenter: Rob Mastrodomenico Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours R is a well-established statistical programming language and is popular across a variety of users in various disciplines. The problem with those who want to move from R to Python is that the learning curve is too steep given they can do so much in R. The purpose of this course is teach Python to replace R; so in essence teach Python using R. For further information and to register your place, click on the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Python

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-python-963e52de-f673-4620-89b4-8c645b608d8b Presented by Rob Mastrodomenico Level - Intermediate CPD - 12 hours This course is intended to be an Introduction to the Python programming language. Through the use of taught material and practical examples, participants will build up the skills needed to perform data analysis using Python. Learning Outcomes The individual will have a good working knowledge of Python allowing them to deal with and manipulate data. The final afternoon will bring all this together with a larger scale set of data which the attendees will perform data analysis upon. Topics Covered Day 1: Introducing the Python Eco System, Types, Variables and Data Structure, Functions and Objects Day 2: Numpy, Pandas and Matplotlib introduction, Data Anaylsis with Python For further information and to register your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Mastering the Tidyverse

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    London, United Kingdom

    Mastering the Tidyverse https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/mastering-the-tidyverse Presenter: Colin Gillespie & Jamie Owen Level: Intermediate CPD: 6 hours The tidyverse is essential for any statistician or data scientist who deals with data on a day-to-day basis. By focusing on small key tasks, the tidyverse suite of packages removes the pain of data manipulation. By the end of this course attendees will be comfortable using the R and the tidyverse suite of packages for data manipulation. To find out further information and to book your place, click the link below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Effective Analytical Leadership

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    London, United Kingdom

    Effective Analytical Leadership https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/effective-analytical-leadership-f6535839-82b1-45c9-bf3e-b93b32916694 Presented by Duncan Miles and Denis Greer Level - Foundation CPD - 12 hours “The ability to take data – be able to understand it, process it, extract value from it, visualize it, communicate it – that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next few decades….” Hal Varian, Google.  To meet the needs of the modern global business agenda, analytical leaders need to carry out a complex role. This course explores the required range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the new agenda.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data)

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    London, United Kingdom

    Basic Statistics (Understanding and Analysing Data) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/basic-statistics-understanding-and-analysing-data-b4141484-3b89-4082-858b-b8699cd4745f Presenter: Ellen Marshall CPD: 12 hours Level: Foundation   The purpose of the course is to help delegates understand some basic statistical concepts and develop a strategy for approaching a simple data analysis. The course will introduce basic concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation. It will provide the tools to undertake a simple analysis of a dataset and include some helpful hints and tips for reading and understanding reported statistics. This course has now reached capacity. We will next be running this course on 7 & 8 June 2018.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Machine Learning in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Machine Learning in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-machine-learning-in-r-d972427d-1acf-4d48-ad24-a7d740d6b0b1 Presenters: Doug Ashton Level:Professional CPD: 12 hours This is two day course covering the application of machine learning methodology to real world analytics problems. The course outlines the stages involved in a machine learning analysis, and walks through how to perform them using the R programming language and the caret library.  Participants will be provided with exercises to complete in R so as to gain hands on experience in using the methods presented.  The individual stages of: problem formulation, data preparation, feature engineering, model selection and model refinement will be walked through in detail giving participants a solid process to follow for any machine learning analysis. This includes methods for evaluating machine learning models in terms of a performance metric as well as assessing bias and variance. This course has now reached capacity. We will next be running the course on 23 & 24 October 2018. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to Bayesian Statistics https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-bayesian-statistics-74b4ccae-bf4b-4a34-8621-d30dc45a8d14 Presenter: Richard Morey Level: Intermediate CDP: 12 hours Bayesian statistics has become a standard approach for many applied statisticians across a wide variety of fields due to its conceptual unity, clarity, and practical benefits. However, because training in Bayesian methods is often not a standard part of research curricula, benefits of Bayesian statistics have been slower to reach applied researchers. This two-day course aims to provide a working knowledge of Bayesian statistics for interested researchers.   For more information about our courses, please visit our website.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Introduction to R & Regression Models in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to R & Regression Models in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-regression-models-in-r-ed355085-3ef6-4099-8a7d-ae5c42f4fa3d   Presented by Paul Baxter Level - Foundation  CPD 12 hours The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 of the course focuses on entering, working with and visualising data in R. Day 2 focuses on regression modelling in R, including linear, general linear, logistic and survival models. Participants can either register for both days, or for either Day 1 or Day 2, depending on their background and interests. For further information and to book your place, click on the button below:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Handling data with Python

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    Handling data with Python https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/handling-data-with-python Presenter: Rob Mastrodomenico Level: Intermediate CPD: 12 hours Python is a great all round language for many things, with one of its strengths being that it is able to deal with data. Data comes in all forms from files of various type, websites, API’s and databases. This course intends to introduce the participant to these areas and show them how to deal with data in a variety of different forms. For further information or to book your place, please click on the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Assessment Centre for Lean and Six Sigma

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    Assessment Centre for Lean and Six Sigma https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/assessment-centre-for-lean-and-six-sigma Presenter: Tony Bendell Level: Professional The ISO18404 Assessment Centres run by the Royal Statistical Society ISO18404 Sector Scheme provide the opportunity for qualified and experienced Lean and Six Sigma personnel to verify their competences against the requirements of, and gain certification for, Master Black Belt, Black Belt, Lean Leader or Lean Expert status under the ISO18404 international standard. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • The essentials of survey research design

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    The essentials of survey research design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-essentials-of-survey-research-design Presenter: Dr Pamela Campanelli Level: Foundation CPD: 12 hours This course looks at each of the quality areas for producing a successful and efficient quantitative survey. It covers all the major methods of data collection (quantitative interviewing, web and paper self-completion) as well as all the key aspects of the survey process from initial design through implementation through post-field processing. It focuses on the practical details of conducting a survey as well as including crucial tips from what is known in the survey methodology and statistical literature. For further information and to register your place, please click the button below: Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []
  • Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts

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    Identifying Trends and Making Forecasts https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/identifying-trends-and-making-forecasts-3fef125d-df38-4670-9d12-be525622649b Presented by Nigel Marriott Level - Foundation CPD 12 hours If you’re looking to improve the way you plan your work and improve efficiency by introducing statistical forecasting, then this course two day 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.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] []