Past events

2018 Past events
DateSessionCampus
June 29

Intermediate to Advanced Programming in R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers.

Join us for this coding workshop to learn advanced programming concepts and techniques in R, dataframe manipulation using the dplyr and tidyr packages, visualisation using the ggplot2 package and best practices for writing code in RStudio.

Bundoora
June 21

Introduction to Programming with Python

In this live coding workshop you will learn:

  • Programming concepts and techniques.
  • Basic syntax, control structures and data types in Python.
  • How to import powerful libraries that support numerical analysis
    (NumPy) and visualisation (Matplotlib)
  • approaches to debugging, testing and defensive programming.
  • How to blend code, output and documentation with Jupyter
    notebooks.
Bendigo
June 15

Introduction to Programming in R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before.

Join us for this coding workshop to learn programming concepts and techniques; basic syntax, control structures and data types in R; how to load external data into R; ways to visualise data and best practices for writing code in R.

Bundoora
 June   6-7

Basic Statistics with R

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in R.

This workshop introduces statistical concepts in a non technical way and emphasises their practical application in R. Participants will have plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience and access in-class support.

The R package will be used within the user-friendly R-Studio interface.

Bundoora
 June 5

Introduction to Programming with Matlab

MATLAB is a powerful programming environment with a rich set of analysis toolkits.

Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (software-carpentry.org).

Bundoora
June 4

SPSS 3: Introduction to statistical techniques to explore relationships between variables

This session is for participants who have completed an introductory SPSS session or have equivalent knowledge.

Learn how to choose the right statistic, types of statistical analysis available depending on variable types and research questions/objectives, correlation analysis (Pearson coefficient, Spearman), Chi square, partial correlation, standard multiple regression and logistic regression.

 
Bundoora
May 23

Excel Fu for Researchers

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy and incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it.

In this workshop we'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

Bundoora
May 14

SPSS 2: Introduction to Statistical Techniques to Compare Groups

This SPSS session introduces participants to statistical techniques to compare groups, including t-tests, ANOVA and MANOVA.

It is designed for those who have completed the introductory SPSS session or have equivalent knowledge.

Online
May 11

Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables

Do you have data in different forms that you want to compare directly? Do you want to show your data on a map to improve your research message?

This workshop will introduce you to data visualisation techniques using hands-on activities in Google Fusion Tables. It is ideal for those who work with large data sets and want to convey their research outcomes clearly and persuasively in a visual manner.

Bundoora
May 8

Managing Data Capture and surveys in REDCap

Would you like to enable secure and reliable data collection forms and manage online surveys? Would your study benefit from web-based data entry?

This workshop will introduce you to REDCap, a rapidly evolving web tool developed by researchers for researchers. It features free, unlimited survey distribution functionality and a sophisticated export module with support for all standard statistical programs.

Bundoora
May 7

SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session introduces participants to SPSS software, types of variables, creating a data file, descriptive statistics, graphs, and checking the reliability of a scale.

It is designed for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.

Bundoora
May 4

Cleaning and Exploring your data with Open Refine

Do you have messy data from multiple inconsistent sources, or open-responses to questionnaires? Do you want to improve the quality of your data by refining it and using the power of the internet?

In this workshop we'll work through the various features of Refine, including importing data, faceting, clustering, and calling remote APIs, by working on a fictional but plausible humanities research project.

Bundoora
April 23

SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session introduces participants to SPSS software, types of variables, creating a data file, descriptive statistics, graphs, and checking the reliability of a scale.

It is designed for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.

Bundoora
April 16

Software Carpentry - Intro to R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem, including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. Getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in.

Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation (software-carpentry.org).

Bundoora
April 16

SPSS 2: Introduction to Statistical Techniques to Compare Groups

This SPSS session introduces participants to statistical techniques to compare groups, including t-tests, ANOVA and MANOVA.

It is designed for those who have completed the introductory SPSS session or have equivalent knowledge.

Bundoora
March 20
Using Databases and SQL

This 3 hour workshop provides an introduction to using Structured Query Language (SQL) - the standard means for reading from and writing to databases - to extract, sort and filter data from a database. It also covers topics such as calculating new values, aggregating data, and combining data from multiple tables. It is especially useful to those needing to obtain data from an existing database, or finding that their data has outgrown the limits of spreadsheet or text files.
Bundoora
February 28 - March 1

Basic Statistics with R

Learn a simple yet powerful way to design and carry out analyses in R in this 1.5 day workshop.

Bundoora
February 20Managing Data Capture and Surveys in REDCap

This course will introduce you to REDCap, a rapidly evolving web tool developed by researchers for researchers. REDCap features a high level of security, and a high degree of customizability for your forms and advanced user access control. It also features free, unlimited survey distribution functionality and a sophisticated export module with support for all standard statistical programs.
Bundoora

2017 Past events

November 21 

Introduction to Longitudinal and Repeated Measures Data Analyses

Learn how to formulate and evaluate a model and to present results mathematically and graphically in this hands-on workshop.

Bundoora
November 13

SPSS 3: Introduction to statistical techniques to explore relationships between variables

This session will introduce participants to techniques that explore relationships between variables, including correlation, partial correlation, standard multiple regression and logistic regression.

Bundoora
October 16

SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session is for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.

Bundoora
September 18

SPSS 2: Introduction to Statistical Techniques to Compare Groups

This session will introduce participants to statistical techniques to compare groups, including t-tests, ANOVA and MANOVA.

Bundoora
August 7 -
September 18

Introductory Statistics Online

This six week course introduces students to the basics of applied statistics used in disciplines including psychology, biology, medicine, health, engineering, business, sociology and the arts. The three main areas of study are descriptive statistics, probability distributions and statistical inference.

The SPSS statistical computing package is an integral part of the course.

Online
September 5
Excel Fu for Researchers

Learn how to use Excel to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.
Bundoora
August 21
SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session is for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.
Online
August 17
Excel Fu for Researchers

Learn how to use Excel to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge and visualise research data.
Mildura
August 16

Software Carpentry - Introduction to programming with Python

This one day workshop is aimed at researchers and research students. Participants will learn how to code in the Python programming language, a popular language for scientific computing.

Mildura
August 14

SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session is for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.

Bundoora
August 8

Software Carpentry with R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers.

R can be challenging to learn, especially for people with limited programming experience. This introductory workshop will help you get started.

Bundoora

June 21

Excel Fu for Researchers

Learn how to use Excel to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

Bendigo

May 1 - June 19

Introductory Statistics Online

The Statistics Consultancy Platform is trialling an online introductory statistics course open to La Trobe Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

This six week course introduces students to the basics of applied statistics used in disciplines including psychology, biology, medicine, health, engineering, business, sociology and the arts. The three main areas of study are descriptive statistics, probability distributions and statistical inference. The SPSS statistical computing package is an integral part of the course.

Online
June 5

SPSS 3: Introduction to Statistical Techniques to Explore Relationships Between Variables

This session is for participants who have completed an introductory SPSS session or have equivalent knowledge.

 
Bundoora
May 31

Excel Fu for Researchers

Learn how to use Excel to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data.

Bundoora
May 15

SPSS 2: Introduction to Statistical Techniques to Compare Groups

This SPSS session is for participants who have completed the introductory SPSS 1 session or have equivalent knowledge.

Bundoora
May 1

SPSS 1: Introduction

This SPSS session is for beginners and introduces the basics of SPSS software and quantitative data analysis.

Online

2016 Past events

December 5-6

Statistics in research

This 2 day course is a practical, hands-on workshop aimed at novice researchers, research students, teaching/research staff and clinicians with a research interest. Day 1 introduces basic research methods and statistics. Day 2 extends on the methods and statistics covered on the first day.

Participants are encouraged to bring and share their own research or case studies to make this learning relevant.

Albury-Wodonga
December 5-6

Software carpentry with R

R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. However, getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation.

Learn programming concepts and techniques; basic syntax, control structures and data types in R; how to load external data into R; ways to visualise data and best practices for writing code in R.

Bundoora