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Phoenix TS

Analytics, Basic Statistics And Metrics Training

Learn the basics of extracting meaning from data sets.

Course Overview

Our 4-day, instructor-led Analytics, Basic Statistics and Metrics course is designed for individuals hoping to understand the basics of extracting meaning from data sets. This course covers the following:

  • The research process and statistical reasoning
  • Populations and samples
  • Planning and conducting a study
  • Graphical representations of data using dotplots, stemplots, histograms, cumulative frequency plots, and boxplots
  • Measuring position using quartiles, percentiles, and z-scores
  • Measuring center using mean, median, and mode
  • Measuring spread using range, interquartile range, and standard deviation
  • Anticipating patterns using probability
  • Standard normal distribution
  • Extracting a random sample from a population
  • Identifying the reliability of an estimate using confidence intervals
  • Identifying relationships between variables with correlation and regression analysis

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Schedule

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Course Outline

Introduction to Social Science Research Principles and Terminology

  • Populations, samples, parameters and statistics
  • Inferential and descriptive statistics
  • Sampling issues
  • Types of variables and scales of measurement
  • Research design
  • Making sense of distributions and graphs
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Measures of Central Tendency

  • Measures of central tendency in depth
  • Example: the mean, median and mode of skewed distributions
  • Writing it up
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Measures of Variability

  • Range
  • Variance
  • Standard deviation
  • Measures of variability in depth
  • Why have variance?
  • Examples: examining the range, variance, and standard deviation
  • Worked examples
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

The Normal Distribution

  • Characteristics of the normal distribution
  • Why is the normal distribution so important?
  • The normal distribution in depth
  • The relationship between the sampling method and the normal distribution
  • Skew and Kurtosis
  • Example 1: applying normal distribution probabilities to a normal distribution
  • Example 2: applying normal distribution probabilities to a nonnormal distribution
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Standardization and z Scores

  • Standardization and z scores in depth
  • Interpreting z scores
  • Examples: comparing raw scores and z scores
  • Worked examples
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Standard Errors

  • What is standard error?
  • Standard errors in depth
  • How to calculate the standard error of the mean
  • The central limit theorem
  • The normal distribution and t distributions: comparing z scores and t values
  • The use of standard errors in inferential statistics
  • Example: sample size and standard deviation effects on the standard error
  • Worked examples
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Statistical Significance, Effect, Size, and Confidence Intervals

  • Statistical Significance in depth
  • Limitations of statistical significance testing
  • Effect size in depth
  • Confidence intervals in depth
  • Example: statistical significance, confidence interval. and effect size for a one-sample t test of motivation
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

t Tests

  • What is a t test?
  • t distributions
  • The one-sample t test
  • The independent samples t test
  • Dependent (paired) samples t test
  • Independent samples t tests in depth
  • The standard error of the difference between independent sample means
  • Determining the significance of the t value for an independent samples t test
  • Paired of dependent samples t tests in depth
  • Example 1: comparing boys’ and girls’ grade point averages
  • Example 2: comparing fifth- and sixth- grade GPAs
  • Writing it up
  • Worked examples
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

One-Way Analysis of Variance

  • ANOVA vs. independent t tests
  • One-way ANOVA in depth
  • Deciding if the group means are significantly;y different
  • Post-Hoc tests
  • Effect size
  • Example: comparing the sleep of 5-, 8-, and 12-year-olds
  • Writing it up
  • Worked example
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Factorial Analysis of Variance

  • When to use factorial ANOVA
  • Some cautions
  • Factorial ANOVA in depth
  • Interpreting main effects in the presence of an interaction effect
  • Testing simple effects
  • Analysis of covariance
  • Illustration of factorial ANOVA, ANCOVA, and effect size with real data
  • Example: performance, choice, and public vs. private evaluation
  • Writing it up
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance

  • When to use each type of repeated-measures technique
  • Repeated-measures ANOVA in depth
  • Repeated-measures analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)
  • Adding an independent group variable
  • Example: changing attitudes about standarized tests
  • Writing it up
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Correlation

  • When to use correlation and what it tells us
  • Pearson correlation coefficients in depth
  • A brief word on other types of correlation coefficients
  • Example: the correlation between grades and test scores
  • Writing it up
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Regression

  • Simple vs. multiple regression
  • Variables used in regression
  • Regression in depth
  • Multiple regression
  • ExampleL Predicting the use of self-handicapping strategies
  • Writing it up
  • Worked examples
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

The Chi-Square Test of Independence

  • Chi-square test of independence in depth
  • Example: generational status and grade level
  • Writing it up
  • Worked example
  • Wrapping up and looking forward
  • Work problems

Factor Analysis and Reliability Analysis: Data Reduction Techniques

  • Factor analysis in depth
  • A more concrete example of exploratory factor analysis
  • Confirmatory factor analysis: a brief introduction
  • Reliability analysis in depth
  • Writing it up
  • Work Problems
  • Wrapping up

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This course is ideal for Organizational Analysts, Functional Managers, IT Specialists, Statisticians, or Business Intelligence Professionals.

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    • Analytics, Basic Statistics and Metrics Training book
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    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*

     

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