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Statistical Methods for Education Practitioners - 2016/17 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
1 day course

1 day

School of Education and Social Work
City North

This course runs on the following dates:

Monday 18 May 2015

This course is only available to currently registered students at the University.

School leaders are constantly making decisions informed by data. School data systems such as RaiseOnline, Fischer Family Trust, ALIS and ALPS provide them with statistical information on the performance and progress of their pupils. However, these systems often provide little assistance in making statistically valid decisions.

The purpose of this course is to train educational practitioners to correctly describe and analyse school data sets and make valid statistical decisions using the statistical package, SPSS.

The course will cover the statistical analysis process, descriptive statistics, assumption checking and statistical testing in the context of typical school data sets.

Key Facts

The Centre for Academic Success in collaboration with the School of Education are pleased to announce that they are offering a one day training course in Statistical Methods using SPSS for Educational Practitioners. This course is open to any current or future educational practitioner currently enrolled as a student at the University.

Why Choose Us?

Birmingham City University is the only university in the UK offering such a course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However knowledge of basic summary statistics (such as means and standard deviations) and simple charts (such as bar charts and histograms) will be assumed.

Application Details

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The next course is scheduled for Monday 18 May 2015.

If staff would like to apply and for more information please email

Fees and Finance

The cost of this course is £100 inclusive of lunch, refreshments and course materials.


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