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Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support – 18th July 2019

University of Chester,  10:00am to 4:00pm

The University of Chester, in collaboration with the sigma Network’s Special Interest Group in Statistics Support, will be hosting our first sigma Network event: “Getting started with free analysis software for statistics support”. This FREE event is aimed at statistics support colleagues who have no or limited experience with supporting students to use R but may be required to do so, now or in the near future. We will also be introducing Jamovi, a free menu-driven SPSS-like statistical analysis software package. The workshop is free to attend, with lunch and refreshments provided courtesy of The University of Chester.

 Sessions planned for the day include:

 *An introduction to R

R is increasingly used in industry due to its free and open source nature. This session will give an overview to help beginners get started in supporting students to use R.

 *Introducing Jamovi

Jamovi is a free menu-driven SPSS-like software package which is much simpler for students to grasp and is often recommended for students who do not need to conduct a lot of analyses.

 *Lightning talks and discussion

A series of short talks on topics relating to statistics support, designed to open up discussion. All attendees are invited to propose a lightning talk. A standard PC/projector set-up will be available for the lightning talks.

To register for this free event, please e-mail Nick Goddard directly at, giving your name, e-mail address, institution, any specific accessibility or dietary requirements and lightning talk proposal (if applicable). Please also let Nick know how you plan to travel to the university, so we can plan parking.