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Foundations of O.R: Statistical Methods in O.R.: Descriptive Statistics, Sampling and Regression

  Ref. 542  
  Maureen Meadows
  23 April 2018, Birmingham
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members


   Foundation NA

Foundations of O.R. Courses     

The purpose of the series of ‘Foundations of O.R.’ courses is to help practitioners to understand the role of Operational Research in management; understand the requirements for successful Operational Research interventions; have knowledge of a range of Operational Research techniques; be able to identify the suitability of a technique for a problem situation and be able to apply those techniques.

Civil Servants / Members of the Government O.R. Service need to book these courses through the Civil Service Learning portal. (Go to

Foundations of O.R: Statistical Methods in O.R.: Descriptive Statistics, Sampling and Regression

The purpose of this day is to build or refresh the statistical skills of participants, with a particular focus on sampling and regression analysis.  During the day, after the relevant modelling approaches have been introduced, participants will work on ‘real world’ case studies where the theoretical concepts can be applied, and their interpretation discussed via group work. 

The objectives for the day are to:

  • Know what the Normal Distribution is, and how to apply it to “real world” situations such as quality control problems and sampling decisions
  • Address some common questions that arise in practice when working with sample data
  • Consider the sampling distribution for sample means and percentages
  • Understand the assumptions behind basic sampling theory, and suggest what to do when they are not met
  • Know what regression analysis is and when it might be applied; gain an appreciation of the assumptions underlying regression analysis
  • Know how to undertake regression analysis using appropriate software and to avoid common pitfalls in its application.

The topics covered during the day are:

  • Normal Distribution
  • Sampling
  • Regression analysis

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321