Statistical Support: for APEP medical students

Statistical Support has been created as a supplementary learning tool, to help students with the data analysis part of their projects.

Please read the APEP Statistics Guidance Notes 2019 PDF and Statistics and Guidance for APEP.

Event

The Statistics Introductory Lecture will be Wednesday,3rd April 2019,2.00pm Stopford Building Lecture Theatre 1.

Slides from Introductory Lecture (PDF,3495 KB) prepared by Steve Roberts.

Statistics notes

The 1st and 2nd Year Information Science booklets for Medical and Dental Students can be viewed at "My: Home"

SPSS Handouts

This handout is used for the APEP Project Option.  It describes how to:

  • enter data into SPSS
  • descriptive  statistics
  • simple graphics
  • basic inference including the chi-squared test and the t-test
  • simple linear regression
  • The methods introduce through the analysis of data from a epidemological study of dust exposure and respiratory disease. The handout gives some guidance regarding the interpretation of results and presentation in a paper and project report.

SPSS Notes (pdf, 6MB)
Last updated: Wednesday, 15th March 2017 by Matthew Gittins

The following datasets are used with these notes:

Data file: foundry.sav
Last updated: Wed, 04 Jan 2006
File size: 14kb

Data file: foundry.xls
Last updated: Wed, 04 Jan 2006
File size: 44kb

Data file: foundrysyn.SPS
Last updated: Tues, 28 Mar 2006

Guidance on how to download SPSS can be found in the downloading SPSS instructions (pdf, 5.21MB).

STATS Direct Handouts

This handout is used for the APEP Project Option. It describes how to:

  • Enter data into STATS Direct
  • Descriptive  statistics
  • Simple graphics
  • Basic inference including the chi-squared test and the t-test
  • Simple linear regression

The methods introduce through the analysis of data from a epidemological study of dust exposure and respiratory disease. The handout gives some guidance regarding the interpretation of results and presentation in a paper and project report.

StatsDirect prepared by Tripti Halder, Chris Roberts & Matthew Gittins of the Biostatistics Group, for Medical Year 4 Research Module. [May 2017]
Last updated: Friday, 6th May File size: 3,934 kb

The following dataset are used with these notes.
Data file: foundry.xls
Last updated: Fri, 06 Jan 2006
File size: 44kb

STATA Handouts

STATA notes (pdf)     'How To' STATA tutorials - http://www.lse.ac.uk/methodology/tutorials/Stata/home.aspx

Contact details

Your supervisor is mainly responsible for advising you on the design and analysis of your project. However the following staff are available to help out with queries that your supervisor is unable to answer.

To arrange to see them, please contact them via the given email

Statistical Support

One-to-one advice with a statistician

Up to 3 sessions available - 30 minutes each

       Attempt to provide continuity

       Good to meet fairly early on

Booking is required via Email - Mhs-Medstats@manchester.ac.uk.

State:  Name

APEP Location (Central Manchester, Salford, Christie, Wythenshawe)

Short paragraph explaining project

Questions (2 or 3)

Bring any relevant documents as hard copies

Written draft of aims, objectives and outline design is helpful

 

Note – different system at LTH (Preston) – see APEP guidelines document

 

If you are unable to keep your appointment, for any reason, please contact your statistical advisor to cancel your appointment.

Book list

It is advised that the following recommended textbooks are used for reference only:

  • Campbell, M.J. & Machin, D. (1990) Medical Statistics: A Commonsense Approach. West Sussex. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Altman, D.G. (1991) Practical Statistics for Medical Research. London: Chapman & Hall
  • Armitage, P. & Berry, G. (1994) Statistical Methods in Medical Research (3rd Edition). Oxford: Blackwells
  • Bland, M. (2000) An Introduction to Medical Statistics (3rd Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Chalmers I. & Altman, D.G. (1998) Systematic Reviews London : BMJ Publishing
  • Everitt, B.(1994) Statistical Methods in Medical Investigations. 2nd ed.. London : Edward Arnold
  • Gardner, M.J. & Altman, D.G. (2000) Statistics with Confidence: Confidence Intervals and Statistical Guidelines.2nd Ed. London : BMJ Publishing
  • Pocock, S.J. (1988) Clinical Trials: A Practical Approach Chichester. John Wiley & Sons