Statistics Boot Camp

Statistics Boot Camp 

2023 dates:

  • May 10, 11 & 12 *online*

Expression of interest form is here 

EOI close Thurs 20 April 2023.

Go on a three-day ‘deep dive’ boot camp designed to help you write a Data Analysis Plan and identify the statistics you need to conduct your research.

A Data Analysis Plan (DAP) is a widely used and important way to structure the quantitative part of a research project. The DAP should set out a clear research problem, identify the data that is available or will be available to answer the problem, and set out how you are going to analyse the data right down to skeleton tables of results. This boot camp will give you time and structured support to complete this document to a high standard.

What to expect?

Associate Professor Richardson has over two decades of experience in teaching introductory statistics to undergraduates, so she knows all about the statistics hesitancy that some candidates bring to their research. She has published research on innovative ways to bring statistics to life, and on the difficulties in writing statistically because of the language ambiguities involved. In the last five years she has collaborated with researchers from every College of the university and she has co-authored over 30 journal articles with them. Her own research is on multilevel linear models, and the application of machine learning methods to large data sets in health research.

She is passionate about sharing her statistical skills with researchers in all fields of research, and will share her insights into how to think statistically about your research over three days of this intensive writing workshop.

The format will be a three-day Zoom meeting, strictly limited to 30 people from The Australian National University. This opportunity is available to PhD and MPhil candidates. There will be short 'tips and tricks' sessions where Alice will show you how to populate a DAP template, and 'shut up and write' style sessions where you have a chance to work on your document in harmonious, online company of others. Two statistically experienced facilitators will also be available during the “shut up and write” sessions to answer individual questions.