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A basic introduction to the use and understanding of statistics in health and research

  November 30, 2011  
Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London

Aims and objectives

• Enable participants to familiarise themselves with commonly used statistical terms

• Gain an understanding of the interpretation of these terms

• Learn about the strengths and limitations of the statistical terms discussed

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of value to all those new to or with limited experience of statistics.

Recommended reading
Participants are asked to read the following BMJ paper available free from or as a minimum the abstract before the webinar.

Comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programmes with minimal intervention control for weight loss in obesity: Lighten Up randomised controlled trial. 

Jolly K et al. 2011;343:d6500 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6500. 

Additional Reading

Participants are not expected to have read any statistics books in preparation for this webinar however should they wish to the following book provides a very good introduction to statistics and should be available through most libraries.

Medical Statistics at a Glance, Petrie A, Sabin C. 2009. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons.

Organized by: Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Invited Speakers: n/a
Deadline for Abstracts: 2012-01-30
Registration: Please register here - https://www.rpharms.com/events-and-courses/statistics-in-health-and-research.asp
E-mail: events@rpharms.com
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