Teaching Applied Statistics to graduate students
The OxUSC team developed a 5-day course as well as a 10-day course covering all key statistical approaches for application in the field of Psychiatry. Graduate students gained a thorough understanding of foundational statistics and probability, hypothesis testing, linear regression to more advanced topics including generalised linear models, as well as multilevel models and models for longitudinal data. Emphasis was placed on the interpretation and reporting of statistical outputs. The participants also learned to perform data wrangling, analysis and visualisation tasks using the statistical software R. Statistics training has also been delivered to other audiences, including as part of the UNIQ+ scheme providing students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to enhance their research skills and experience some of what Oxford offers its postgraduate students.