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Maths Learning Centre (MLC): Workshops

MLC Workshops

MLC Workshops offer support in various areas of maths such as questionnaire design, statistical analysis, and reporting analyses, which will be useful when handling data during your degree.

All current registered De Montfort Students and Staff can sign up to our workshops.

To book onto a workshop please click here, which will redirect you to the relevant page to make your workshop selection.

All students who attend workshops will be emailed the handouts and resources by the workshop leader.

Absolutely! At the time of booking you will be asked to write down any special requirements that you may have, which will then be passed on to the workshop leader.

Workshops

We deliver Maths and Statistics workshops throughout the academic year. Currently we offer the following workshops: 


Maths Workshops

It is likely that teacher training institutions will ask you pass a diagnostic numeracy test before they offer you a place on their course. Also, if you’re applying for a placement in a school you are often required to pass a diagnostic numeracy test. So, don’t ignore your numeracy skills! This is a chance to refresh and improve them. This is a highly interactive session so please come along ready to share ideas and to do some maths!

This session will run on the 25th of Nov this term.


Statistics Workshops

This workshop is for students about to embark on a research project that will require the use of a questionnaire to collect data and information. At the workshop you will learn to design a questionnaire by considering your research and what survey questions will provide you with the data and information you will need to carry out the analysis. The design is dictated by the information you want to collect, therefore we will consider types of questions, layout, order and delivery. Remember a well thought out questionnaire will make it easier for your participation group to respond and give you useful data!

This session is running on the 22nd of Nov this term.

This workshop will provide students an introduction to statistical analysis mainly focusing on descriptive statistics. For descriptive statistics, the data is initially described and summarised using graphs and statistical quantities (e.g. frequencies, percentages, mean, median, bar charts).This workshop will explore the differences between independent and dependent variables and different data types, and consider which descriptive statistics would be most appropriate for each data types. These steps are essential before carrying out any statistical tests.

This workshop will be running on the 1st and 22nd of Nov this term.

Once the descriptive statistics is reported, an analysis of the data set can be carried out. Depending on your research question and type of data collected or gathered, there are various statistical tests to choose from. This workshop will cover techniques to help you choose the right statistical test to analyse your data and draw conclusions from. It will also explain what a p-value is, how this can be reported in relation to your research question(s). Note this workshop will not deal with interpreting and reporting finding for that please see workshop on Reporting and Interpreting Statistical Analyses.

This workshop will be running on the 4th and 24th of Nov this term.

SPSS is a software package used to conduct statistical analysis. This workshop will give an introduction on how to get started with SPSS. We will further explore different ways of describing the data using SPSS (e.g. frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation and charts).This is an essential part of data analysis as it can provide a better understanding of the data before analysis is carried out. This workshop is aimed at beginners level assuming there is no prior knowledge on the use of SPSS.

This workshop will be running on the 3rd and 25th of Nov this term.

This workshop will help students with both reporting their own statistical analyses, and interpreting statistical data they see in the literature. The meaning of key terminology and the statistical research process will be discussed along with general guidelines for reporting which will both help students to present their own findings and critique what they read. Note the details of statistical reporting vary slightly among different disciplines and different publications; check with your supervisor for details.

This session will be on the 24th of Nov this term.

Book a Workshop

MLC Workshops

Please note that bookings open two weeks prior to the workshop week.

The calendars below show upcoming maths and statistics workshops, which are run as part of the library Open Programme. You can book onto these workshops by clicking on the upcoming event and registering.