UCL Institute of Neurology


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

To book an appointment, you need to complete 2 parts. Part 1 is below. You will receive a link to part 2 in a confirmation email.

PGR (PhD) students and staff, click here for part 1 (form describing your research needs): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1qhOv2H63VoylaiD1qvss0Skw9wVyBOgu8HTOyOA5oCbXoA/viewform 

PGT (MSc/MRes) students, click here for part 1 (form describing your research needs): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF565fVe63bb63kVK_736FNMIIQH6nt7uQrvmkb4khCeSBfA/viewform

3. Some suggested reading

  1. An introduction to medical statistics by Martin Bland (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  2. Practical Statistics for Medical Research (Altman, 1990)
  3. Essential Medical Statistics by Betty Krickwood and Jonathan Sterne (Blackwell Science 2003)
  4. Clinical Trials: A Practical Guide to Design, Analysis, and Reporting (Duolao Wang, Ameet Bakhai, 2005)
  5. Introduction to Epidemiology by IIona Carneiro and Natasha Howard (open university Press, 2011)

4. Location

The statistician is located on the fifth floor of 7 Queen Square. Please press the buzzer marked 'ION, 5th Floor' to gain entry into the building.