ION Statistical Support Service
1. Aim of service
The aim of the service is to provide ION staff and students with support on the statistical aspects of a research project. The following areas are covered:
- Study design and planning of statistical analysis
- Sample size calculations
- Descriptive and inferential statistics
- Presentation and interpretation of statistical analysis results
2. Description of service
Support is offered for IoN MSc students on the following programmes: MSc/MRes Advanced Neuroimaging, MSc Brain and Mind Sciences, MSc Clinical Neurology, MSc Clinical Neuroscience, MRes Translational Neurology, MSc/MRes Neuromuscular Disease, MSc Dementia (Neuroscience) and MSc/MRes Stroke Medicine by completing the appointment forms.
You may book only 1 appointment per calendar month. Multiple-booking will result in cancellation of all appointments.
Once you have completed the form you will need to book an appointment using the online booking site. You can only book a slot in the category which you fit (so only MSc students can book an MSc appointment slot and so on).
3. Joint UCLH/UCL/RFH Biomedical Research Unit on-line course
Students at the UCL Institute of Neurology are encouraged to complete an on-line basic Statistics for Research course offered by the Joint UCLH/UCL/RFH Biomedical Research Unit (see link below). The core part of this course comprises the following modules:
- Basic study design
- Design of observational studies
- Estimation and hypothesis testing (part 1)
- Estimation and hypothesis testing (part 2)
- Analysis of continuous data
- More analysis of continuous data
- Analysis of categorical data
- More analysis of categorical data
- Sample size calculation
The aim of these lectures is to provide an introduction to quantitative methods for health researchers and postgraduate students, and to provide a refresher or revision course for those researchers who have previously attended a module or short course.
4. Some suggested reading
- An introduction to medical statistics by Martin Bland (Oxford University Press, 2006)
- Practical Statistics for Medical Research (Altman, 1990)
- Essential Medical Statistics by Betty Krickwood and Jonathan Sterne (Blackwell Science 2003)
- Clinical Trials: A Practical Guide to Design, Analysis, and Reporting (Duolao Wang, Ameet Bakhai, 2005)
- Introduction to Epidemiology by IIona Carneiro and Natasha Howard (open university Press, 2011)