UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



10:00 am to 4:30 pm, 25 February 2020

This one-day course will introduce delegates to the basic principles of ANOVA, and how to choose, run, interpret, and report a variety of ANOVA models. The course takes a hands-on approach to learning, with SPSS software used for demonstration and practice throughout.

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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is a branch of statistical analysis used for comparing numerical data between groups and categories, with the flexibility to increase model size and complexity, and control for other numeric variables. The underlying principles of ANOVA are introduced and the extensions and applications of this type of statistical analysis are discussed.

This is a practical course that takes a hands-on look at the types of ANOVA models available in SPSS within the General Linear Model (GLM) function. The structure, application and interpretation of the following models will be covered:

  • One-way ANOVA
  • Factorial ANOVA
  • Univariate ANOVA
  • Multivariate ANOVA
  • Repeated measures ANOVA

The conceptual basis of this course is applicable to other statistical packages, but practical elements of the course are conducted using SPSS and example datasets are provided for all delegates to perform analyses on. Basic knowledge of SPSS and introductory statistics (e.g., p-values, confidence intervals) is desirable. 

Delegates are welcome to bring their own laptops and access to the UCL Guest network will also be provided. Everyone wishing to bring their own computer should ensure the software is licensed before attending. Where possible, we recommend using a recent version of SPSS (e.g., 19-22) for maximum compatibility with the notes provided during the course.


Course fees

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff, Students, Alumni (incl. ICH/GOSH)£100.00 *
Staff and Doctoral Students from ICH/GOSHFREE †

* Valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration. Please note, this category does not include hospital staff unless you hold an official contract with the university.

† Limited free spaces available. If there are no free places remaining, Staff and Doctoral Students from ICH/GOSH can still register at the UCL rate.

Prices include printed course materials, refreshments (and lunch for non-ICH/GOSH participants 12.45pm - 1.45pm).


Please note that no refunds will be given for cancellations made within five working days of the course start date or for non-attendance. For delegates attending courses on funded places, a £50 fee will be charged for late cancellation, non-attendance or partial-attendance. This fee is needed to cover printing, catering, etc. costs that are ordered no later than 5 days before the course and are based on the number of people registered at that point in time.

Future Dates (10.00am-4.30pm)
25 February 202010.00am - 4.30pm^Book Now
TBC10.00am - 4.30pm^Subscribe to Mailing list

^Registration period is 9.45am-10.00am with tea and coffee served and the course will begin at 10.00am. Delegates are expected to arrive at 9.45am to log in and set up their computer ready for the start of the course.


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