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Statistics for Policy Makers

  • Location: Cass Business School
  • Duration: Half day
  • Software: Generic
  • Level: Introductory
  • Delivered By: James Gallagher; Sandro Leidi
  • Topic: Policy analysis, Statistics
Statistics for Policy Makers

COURSE DATES: 12th June 2018

The course covers key statistical concepts crucial to the effective statistical results constantly used to make decisions in business and government.

It is designed to last half a day because we understand that the targeted audience is time constrained. To cover a substantial amount of statistical material in this short time, without the use of mathematical formulae and with minimum of jargon, we make use of graphical displays that convey the concepts and their use. During the session fair amount of time is allocated to questions and answers about the practical use of statistical results as sources of information. This course is not intended to teach how to produce statistics or process data but how to interpret statistical information.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at people who are interested in using statistical results for decision making, who need to get the best of the statistical information available and would like to make sure that the they can interpret statistics and statistical results effectively.

How You Will Benefit

Decision makers in government and the private sector and members of teams that use statistics to build policies or brief policy makers.

The course runs from 13.00 - 17.00 (GMT) on the following dates:

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Course Agenda

What Will We Cover?

  • Interpretation of commonly found published statistics
  • What is statistical significance and what does it mean?
  • Interpreting statistical associations and causality
  • How to make the best of statistics for decision making?


This course has no practical exercises requiring use of statistical software.

Terms & Conditions

  • Student registrations: Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorised letter of enrolment).
  • Additional discounts are available for multiple registrations.
  • Cost includes course materials that will be posted to you prior to the start of the course.
  • Delegates are provided with temporary licences for the software(s) used in the course and will be instructed to download and install the software prior to the start of the course.
  • Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.
  • Registration closes 5-calendar days prior to the start of the course.

    • 100% fee returned for cancellations made over 28-calendar days prior to start of the course.
    • 50% fee returned for cancellations made 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.
    • No fee returned for cancellations made less than 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.
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