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This course will serve as an overview of research design and provide structure to research planning. This workshop will cover the main areas of research design and techniques such that the participants will be better able to develop high quality research projects that are more likely to be published in high impact international journals and eventually used and cited by other research groups around the world (with the associated potential for future collaborations). This course will focus on types of study design, define each one and understand differences of the following subtopics:
Outline of randomization, when would it should be used, and what to look out for
-Types of variables
-Descriptive statistics of data, how to successfully summarize different types of data
-Making inferences, confidence internals, and how are they calculated and interpreted
-Hypothesis testing, p-values, and how are they calculated and interpreted
-Overview of parametric and non-parametric tests and their differences
Senior Teaching Fellow in Statistics
University College London, GOS Institute of Child Health
Mrs. Eirini Koutoumanou holds a BSc degree in Statistics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc degree in Statistics from Lancaster University, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Her interest lies in the pure statistical science and ways of delivering its various aspects and interpretations to non-statistically orientated audiences.
She joined the University College of London GOS Institute of Child Health in 2008 and since then has led many statistical courses with great success. In January 2011, she also started a PhD on a part-time basis on Copula models and their application within paediatric data. In August 2014, she was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow after 6 years of continuous pedagogical progress in the field of statistics.