UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



12 July 2024, 9:30 am–5:00 pm

This 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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NOTE: This course will be delivered in hybrid mode, i.e. the in-person lecture will be transmitted live on zoom. The face-to-face part of the hybrid courses will go ahead conditional on at least 5 participants registering for this mode of delivery. Few classes may be delivered exclusively online, so please check under the Future dates tab for clarification. The online part of the class will be supported by its own dedicated teaching staff (along with the lead lecturer), therefore participants can expect the same level of group and individual support as the face-to-face class. You will be able to choose your preferred mode of attendance (face-to-face or online) during registration.  


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. 

Everyone wishing to attend should ensure SPSS is installed and licensed on their computer. Where possible, we recommend using a recent version of SPSS (e.g. version 25) for maximum compatibility with the notes provided during the course.


Course fees

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff and Students£100.00 *
UCL Alumni£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.


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.

Future Dates
5th June 20249.30am - 17.00pmSubscribe to our Mailing List

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