Compare numerical data point values between categorical groups
Conduct tests for categorical variables
Students who enroll in this course should have access to a computer that runs a copy of IBM's SPSS Statistics software. Only a very basic understanding of statistics is required.
If you want to analyze your own data or need to work in a research team that uses IBM's SPSS software, then this course is for you.
From the import of data, through descriptive statistics, data visualization, correlation, the comparison of means, and the analysis of categorical variables, this course will leave you familiar with the user interface and able to conduct all of the most common statistical tests.
Who this course is for:
Professionals and students in healthcare and life science.
7 sections • 31 lectures • 1h 39m total length
01 Instruction to descriptive statistics
02 Calculating common descriptive statistics
01 Introduction to graphs
02 The data
04 Stacked histogram
05 Population pyramid
06 Bar chart
07 Box-and-whisker chart
08 Scatter plot
09 Scatter plot for more than one group
10 Frequency table
Introduction to this section on correlation
01 Introduction to correlation
02 Assumptions for correlation
Introduction to this section on comparing means between groups
01 omparing the means of a numerical variable between groups
02 The independent sample t-test
03 The independent samples t-test in SPSS
04 The paired samples t-test
05 The paired samples t-test in SPSS
06 Comparing the means of more than two groups
07 Comparing the means of more than two groups in SPSS
01 Introduction to tests for categorical variables
02 Conducting tests for categorical variables in SPSS
Head of Postgraduate Research at the University of Cape Town
4.4 Instructor Rating
I am a Senior Lecturer in Surgery and the Head of both Postgraduate Surgical Research and Surgical Education at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. My academic interests extend to online education and I am the recipient of the Open Education Consortium Educator of the Year Award in 2014. My course on Healthcare Statistics is also the first course from a University in Africa on the Coursera massive open online course platform.