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Foundations of OR: Statistical Methods in OR: Descriptive Statistics, Sampling and Regression (London)

  Ref. 603  
  Prof Maureen Meadows, University of Coventry
  20 February 2019, London
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members



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 topics covered during the day will include Normal Distribution, sampling and regression analysis.

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; and
  • know how to undertake regression analysis using appropriate software and to avoid common pitfalls in its application.

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