Date(s) - 06/11/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hodgkin Building
Newcomen St

This tutorial will explain how to undertake inferential analyses that is appropriate for different data types, including hands-on experience of performing 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 BRC courses, or have had some exposure to R before.

Course description

  • Refresher on concepts of statistical inference – sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests, p-values and regression techniques
  • Refresher on R and R Studio – loading the data and appropriate packages
  • Performing and interpreting basic inferential test – t-test, chi-square tests
  • Variable selection – plotting univariate scatter diagrams
  • Linear regression models – performing models, understanding and interpreting output
  • Logistic regression models – performing models, understanding and interpreting output
  • Model diagnostics – checking comMonday model assumptions through graphical techniques, possible solutions when assumptions aren’t met.

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

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.

Non Attendance Policy

The courses in this programme are very popular and are often oversubscribed. If you are unable to attend a course you are booked on to you must notify us 72 hours in advance so we can offer the place to someone else.

If you do not attend on the day and are unable to provide a satisfactory explanation you may be removed from future course bookings.

For further information please contact the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC Research Training Programme at