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  • 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) - 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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    London, United Kingdom

    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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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-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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • 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 [] []
  • RSS Highland Local Group: Can simple tests based on randomisation be used in assessment of research misconduct?

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    London, United Kingdom

    RSS Highland Local Group: Can simple tests based on randomisation be used in assessment of research misconduct? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-highland-local-group-can-simple-tests-based-on-randomisation-be-used-in-assessment-of-research-misconduct Speaker: Dr Mark Bolland, Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Auckland About the event: A number of high profile cases of research misconduct have occurred where individuals have published numerous clinical trials with fabricated data over many years. Systematic reviewers sometimes identify outlying trials with concerning issues or where the data seem too good to be true. Several cases of research misconduct have now been identified by using simple tests to try and identify whether the trial results are similar to what would be expected if randomisation took place. In this talk, I will present the results of simple techniques we have used in large cases of research fraud, and discuss how they can be used and their problems. The techniques might be useful for people undertaking systematic reviews (e.g. clinical trialists when developing a trial protocol) who come upon outlying trial results or trials that raise concern about research integrity.     Refreshments from 3.30pm with talk starting at 4pm   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS 2019 International Conference

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    London, United Kingdom

    RSS 2019 International Conference https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-2019-international-conference The RSS International Conference has established itself as the only conference in the UK for anyone interested in statistics and data science. Every year, over 600 statisticians and data scientists gather from all sectors and from over 30 countries to share information and network, attracted by a varied programme of talks and workshops. The 2019 conference will, once again, be organised by ‘streams’ allowing in-depth focus on specialised topics as well as broader presentations on new developments and thinking in statistics. Registration is now open   Important dates Submission Deadline for Contributed Talk Abstracts           17 April 2019 Submission Deadline for Rapid-fire talks                              7 May 2019 Early Registration Deadline                                                  5 June 2019 Submission Deadline for Contributed Poster Abstracts        1 July 2019 Second Registration Deadline                                               31 July 2019  Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS 2019 Annual General Meeting

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    London, United Kingdom

    RSS 2019 Annual General Meeting https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-2019-annual-general-meeting The one hundred and eighty-fifth annual general meeting of the Society shall take place on: Tuesday 3 September 2019 at 12.50pm in ICC Belfast at the RSS 2019 Annual Conference. It is free to attend. Read the minutes for the 2018 AGM (PDF). Read the agenda for the 2019 meeting (PDF). Download our 2018 annual report and accounts (PDF). If you are attending the RSS Conference, there is no need to RSVP for the AGM. However, if you are not attending the RSS Conference, please email the RSS in advance to let us know that you will be attending. Agenda and further details TBA. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Extended Discussion Meeting: Signs and sizes: understanding and replicating statistical findings

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    Extended Discussion Meeting: Signs and sizes: understanding and replicating statistical findings https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/extended-discussion-meeting-signs-and-sizes-understanding-and-replicating-statistical-findings L. Held (University of Zurich) ‘A new standard for the analysis and design of replication studies’ A new standard is proposed for the evidential assessment of replication studies. The approach combines a specific reverse Bayes technique with prior-predictive tail probabilities to define replication success. The method gives rise to a quantitative measure for replication success, called the sceptical p-value. The sceptical p-value integrates traditional significance of both the original and the replication study with a comparison of the respective effect sizes. It incorporates the uncertainty of both the original and the replication effect estimates and reduces to the ordinary p-value of the replication study if the uncertainty of the original effect estimate is ignored. The framework proposed can also be used to determine the power or the required replication sample size to achieve replication success. Numerical calculations highlight the difficulty of achieving replication success if the evidence from the original study is only suggestive. An application to data from the Open Science Collaboration project on the replicability of psychological science illustrates the methodology proposed. To be published in Series A; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library. K. Rice (University of Washington, Seattle), T. Bonnett (National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick) and C. Krakauer (University of Washington, Seattle) ‘Knowing the signs: a direct and generalizable motivation of two-sided tests’ Many well-known problems with two-sided p-values are due to their use in hypothesis tests, with ‘reject–accept’ conclusions about point null hypotheses. We present an alternative motivation for p-value-based tests, viewing them as assessments of only the sign of an underlying parameter, where we can conclude that the parameter is positive, negative or simply say nothing either way. Our approach is decision theoretic, but—unusually—we consider the whole set of possible utility functions available. Doing this we show how, in a specific sense, close analogues of familiar one- and two-sided tests are always the optimal decision. We argue that this simplicity could aid non-experts’ understanding and use of tests—and help them to think critically about whether or not tests are appropriate tools for answering their questions of interest. Several extensions are also considered, showing that the simple idea of determining the signs of parameters yields a rich framework for inference. To be published in Series A; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • 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-ee873b88-cc8f-4adc-b507-d8d4e0101280 Tutor - Jenny Freeman Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course will help you to 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 [] HDRUK
  • Growth-fragmentation phenomena

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    London, United Kingdom

    Growth-fragmentation phenomena https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/growth-fragmentation-phenomena About the Event Many natural and social phenomena exhibit behaviour of growth and division, or fragmentation, from social groupings to cell division and protein polymerisation. Mathematically, the topic ties together problems in spectral theory and the probability and statistics of trees. This workshop presents perspectives on growth-fragmentation phenomena from probability, statistics and differential equations. Marie Doumic - Estimating the division rate and kernel in fragmentation equations Jere Koskela - Statistical inference under latent trees  Robin Stephenson - Multi-type fragmentation trees as scaling limits of Markov branching trees Registration 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 [] HDRUK
  • Survival Analysis

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    London, United Kingdom

    Survival Analysis https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/survival-analysis-53885de6-8237-43df-8aed-cb28c89e655d Presented by D Collett Level - Professional CPD 12 hours This two day course describes some of the more advanced methods of survival analysis and illustrates 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 [] HDRUK
  • Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2019

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    London, United Kingdom

    Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/induction-course-for-new-lecturers-in-the-mathematical-sciences-2019 About the Course: Through a community initiative supported by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the Heads of Departments of Mathematics Sciences (HoDoMS) and endorsed by the Royal Statistical Society, the Operational Research Society and the London Mathematical Society, we are delighted to announce that in September 2019 the two-day Induction Course for lecturers new to teaching mathematics and statistics within Higher Education will once again take place. The Induction Course for New Lecturers in the Mathematical Sciences has been designed by the mathematics community so that it is ideally suited for anyone who is new to or has limited experience teaching mathematics or statistics within UK higher education. It will be delivered by individuals with significant experience of teaching in the mathematical sciences and will focus upon the specific details and issues that arise in mathematics and statistics teaching and learning within higher education including topics such as: Registration: Registration is open via https://my.ima.org.uk/ Further information available: https://ima.org.uk/11361/induction-course-for-new-lecturers-in-the-mathematical-sciences-2019/ Conference arranged with support by:   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • The Essentials of Survey Research Design

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    London, United Kingdom

    The Essentials of Survey Research Design https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/the-essentials-of-survey-research-design-b6b86933-b413-4e2f-87de-a3e19eabb789 Dr Pamella 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.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Applied Statistics 2019

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    Applied Statistics 2019 https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/applied-statistics-2019 Applied Statistics 2019 will be held in Ribno (Bled), Slovenia, 22-25 September 2019. This year three distinguished speakers will give plenary talks:   Mitchell H. Gail, USA   Ruth Pfeiffer, USA   Christoph Stadtfeld, Switzerland Please visit conferences.nib.si/AS2019/ for further details. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Learning more from the practice of educational trials - some methodological developments

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    Learning more from the practice of educational trials - some methodological developments https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/learning-more-from-the-practice-of-educational-trials-some-methodological-developments About the event: The meeting follows up the Social Statistics Section meeting in 2015 which identified the need to power trials to understand their impact on disadvantaged groups. It is also linked to the afternoon meeting reviewing the experience of 100 years of trials in education (separate registration required). This event will be of a more technical nature, aimed at researchers interested in education trial development, and in understanding social inequalities in policy experiments. Full Abstracts available here Speakers Chair: Harvey Goldstein (University of Bristol) Zhi Min Xiao (University of Exeter) -  "The case against Perfection in the Mean: Pupil Advantage Index as a step towards Personalised Intervention" Ben Weidmann (Harvard University & Education Endowment Foundation) - "Lurking inferential monsters? Quantifying selection bias in non-experimental evaluations of school programs" Thomas King (Social Statistics Section committee) Event Fees: Concessionary Fellow:£15 CStat/GradStat: £18 Fellows: 20 None of the above: £30 The registration fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the morning. 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 [] HDRUK
  • 100 years of education trials: no significant difference?

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    100 years of education trials: no significant difference? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/100-years-of-education-trials-no-significant-difference About the event: To mark the centenary of the first recorded randomised controlled trial (RCT) in education, the Royal Statistical Society and NFER are bringing together leading figures in the field of education research to address the key challenges faced by education trials today. This forum invites you to celebrate the contribution trials have made to understand what works in education, and to consider how they can have more impact in advancing practice and improving outcomes for learners.   Programme: Welcome address Carole Willis, Chief Executive at NFER   The history and future of randomised controlled trials in education Professor Carole Torgerson FAcSS, Professor of Education at Durham University   TBC – A recent systematic review of education RCTs Professor Paul Connolly, Queen’s University Belfast   Are rigorous educational trials producing useful evidence? Dr Hugues Lortie-Forgues, Lecturer at University of York   Reflections on 8 years of commissioning education trials: What could we do different? Camilla Nevill, Head of Evaluation at EEF   English Education RCTs in 2019 – how far have we come? Dr Ben Styles, Head of Trials Unit at NFER   ‘Unzipping’ the EEF toolkit: RCTs and the role of meta-analysis Professor Steve Higgins, Professor of Education at Durham University   RCTs: what do they mean for teachers and school leaders? Alex Quigley, National Content Manager at EEF and former teacher   Panel: Improving the quality of education RCTs Professor Sheila Bird OBE (MRC Biostatistics Unit), Josh Hillman (Nuffield Foundation), Professor Jeremy Hodgen (UCL Institute of Education), and Dr Riikka Hofmann (University of Cambridge) Registration alongside tea and coffee available from 1.30 pm   This event will be followed by a drinks reception from 6.30pm - 7.30pm   UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - to be included in the waiting list, please, email l.martinez@rss.org.uk   The event will be recorded and will be preceded by a methodology workshop in the morning (click here) Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • RSS South Wales: Open Data – The promised data revolution?

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    RSS South Wales: Open Data – The promised data revolution? https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/rss-south-wales-open-data-the-promised-data-revolution About the event: "The benefits of Open Data are diverse and range from improved efficiency of public administrations, economic growth in the private sector to wider social welfare." - European Data Portal Recent years have seen an increased focus on Open Data. This has raised the expectations placed on producers of statistics and offered new opportunities for those who consume data. So, how far have we progressed and what has been the impact on producers and consumers of data? This event, hosted by the RSS South Wales Local Group, will consist of four short presentations followed by a panel led discussion. There will be an opportunity for networking following the talks, and light refreshments will be provided. Speakers:  Professor Tom Crick, Swansea University, School of Education Dr Scott Orford, Cardiff University, School of Geography and Planning Rob Grant and Darren Barnes, Office for National Statistics TBC, Office of the Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Government Full Abstracts available 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 [] HDRUK
  • Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R

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    London, United Kingdom

    Introduction to R & Statistical Modelling in R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/introduction-to-r-statistical-modelling-in-r-13ee79fb-c544-4597-a983-c32c1535ad4a Tutor - Colin Gillespie / Jamie Owen Level - Foundation CPD 12 Hours This two day course will introduce you to the R environment for statistical computing. Day 1 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.   Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Statistics in Well-Being

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    London, United Kingdom

    Statistics in Well-Being https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/statistics-in-well-being Speaker: Lauren Stockley (University of Plymouth) Abstract: The Office for National Statistics use four subjective measures to understand well-being in the UK. The aim of the project was to gain a further understanding as to whether other, objective, factors influence a person's well-being and if so, which of these are the most important. Principal Components Analysis was used to combine the four well-being variables for subsequent analysis. A variety of different regression techniques for modelling the data were then considered, namely classical linear regression, quantile regression and Poisson regression. The combined well-being variable was used as the response variable and the remaining variables in the dataset were used to explain it. Various techniques were considered in the linear regression analysis to select the best subset of predictors to explain a person’s well-being. The chosen model was then interpreted to determine how each variable affects well-being using the three different regression models. All models considered found very similar results when comparing how each variable explains well-being. Cross-validation was used to measure the performance of the linear and Poisson models through prediction. The linear model was found to produce well-being predictions closer to the true values than the Poisson model when evaluating the models using mean squared error. A non-parametric model, random forest regression was fit to the data and used as a way of testing the importance of predictors in the model. This analysis showed that the most important variables for explaining well-being are disability, marital status and age of respondent. Royal Statistical Society The Royal Statistical Society, London, United Kingdom The Royal Statistical Society London United Kingdom EC1Y 8LX [] [] [] workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK

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