• Date: Thursday 14 March 2019
  • Time: 9:00-17:00
  • Speaker: Bolaji Coker
  • Venue: G.1E Hodgkin Building
  • Booking: Fully Booked

This tutorial will explain how to undertake inferential analyses that is appropriate for different data types, including hands-on experience of preforming t-tests, chi-square tests, linear and logistic regression analyses. This will also include variable selection procedures based on univariate plots, and how to check important model diagnostics through scatter plots and histograms. Many of the graphical techniques for these procedures will be based upon those from the previous ‘Descriptive Statistics in R‘ tutorial.

It will be assumed attendees have had some exposure to basic statistical inference concepts, such as sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, p-values and regression techniques, although an overview will be provided. It will also be assumed that attendees have attended the previous two R-related courses, or have had some exposure to R before.

Who can attend?

The courses are free for health care professionals employed by organisations associated with the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and King’s College London:

  • King’s College London
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • St George’s University of London
  • St George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


All places need to be booked in advance via Skills Forge. If you are unable to book via Skills Forge (non King’s staff) please email BRCtraining@gstt.nhs.uk.

Once the booking form is received, participants will receive email confirmation of their place. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis. If the module is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list and if a place becomes available you will contacted at the latest 72 hours beforehand.

Please note: Since the programme was started in 2010, the modules have usually been oversubscribed. Unfortunately, the programme has suffered ‘did not attends’ (DNAs) without sufficient notice to allow applicants on the waiting list to fill vacant places.

In order to encourage participants unable to attend to cancel and so enable their place to be filled, we are introducing a Two Strike rule whereby should you book and fail to attend on two occasions without notification, and any future bookings will be cancelled. We understand that unforeseen clinical work pressures can prevent attendance at short notice, so two DNAs are permissible before this rule kicks in.

NB We require a minimum of 72 hours’ notice if you are unable to attend.