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Pharmacology research project guidance: Statistics

Help, resources and links to guide you through your research project.

Graphs on a page      Welcome to the Statistics sections of this guide!

Here you can find some useful information and training relating to the statistical treatment of data, which will be essential for your project.

Statistics can be challenging, but they are the essential tool to quantitatively test a working a hypothesis.

Here you can find some material to introduce you to the essential tools you will need to carry out your project such as:

1) Data representation

2) Replication and pseudoreplication

3) Hypothesis testing

4) Elements of evidence based medicine

Elements of statistics for the MPharm

This is the Lecture on the Elements of Statistics which you may find useful for your final year project.

You will need to know this content to:

1) Represent your data population

2) Identify the number of replicates in your experiments

3) Test specific hypotheses

This content will also be preparatory to the workshop outlined below.

Extra material on hypothesis testing

ENGAGE step-by-step guide to statistics

If you are struggling with statistics then take a look at the ENGAGE website. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to analyse your data.

Useful web resources on statistics

Elements of evidence based medicine

This is the Lecture on Evidence Based Medicine, which you may find useful for your final year project.

Workshop on statistics: A simulation of some hypotheses testing scenarios

These are the files you will need to run the workshop (the link of which is in the tab on the right).

To run the workshop, you will need to have Excel and SPSS installed on your PC.

You can download SPSS from APPS ANYWHERE (for free).

Some useful books

There are a large number of books on 'R' in the Library. They are mostly located on the 2nd Floor at 519.502855369-R. Here are a selection of titles.

Web resources on 'R'