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Statistical support for PhD students

Statistical courses are delivered as part of the Reading Researcher Development Programme (RRDP)
In addition to face-to-face training, doctoral researchers also have access to the 'Statistical Methods for Research' online courses in Epigeum:

  • Statistical Methods for Research - Biomedical Sciences
  • Statistical Methods for Research - Business
  • Statistical Methods for Research - Engineering and Technology
  • Statistical Methods for Research - Natural Sciences
  • Statistical Methods for Research - Social Sciences

Access instructions are provided on the Graduate School website 

The Graduate School have also produced an Introduction to Statistical Packages resource list.

LinkedIn learning: recommended tutorials

Statistics and probability

Maths and Statistics Help (MASH) at the University of Sheffield has an excellent guide on deciding which statistical test to use 

For online help with a wide selection of statistics topics take a look at the resources on StatsTutor 

The Khan Academy offers a selection of video tutorials on probability and statistical topics. 

Topics covered include:

  • Laws of probability
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Probability density functions
  • Binomial probability
  • Poisson probability
  • Standard deviation and variance
  • Expectation
  • Normal distribution

StatsTutor has a short video tutorial demonstrating how to test the normality of data using SPSS