More and more organisations are turning to statistics to improve the way they operate. However, not everyone has the know-how or the experience to do this effectively and often they don’t even know where they should start. With so much information out there it can be hard to know what’s best for your organisation. Our course is designed to teach you exactly what Statistical Thinking is and how you can use it to your advantage. You’ll spend an enjoyable and eye-opening day on this course that will change the way you think. You will get a taste of how Statistical Thinking can be applied to familiar business situations including risk management, forecasting, customer surveys, product trials, quality control and business improvement.
This course is particularly useful for managers & staff in roles who have to make decisions based on statistical analyses produced by other analysts & researchers. If you regard yourself as a “consumer” of statistics then this course is exactly what you need.
Each session lasts about an hour and will consist of a mixture of interactive games, demonstrations and stimulating discussions, all designed to change the way you think about data. There are no computers, all you will need to bring is a pen & paper for some exercises, your brain, a smartphone/ipad with an internet connection and a willingness to be exposed to a different way of thinking and to share your experiences. Previous experience with statistics is not necessary.
Session 1: The link between game shows, competitive tenders & cot deaths.
Why the human race is so poor at measuring probability & risk
Session 2: Should you be sober or drunk when making forecasts?
How to avoid a very common mistake in forecasting
Session 3: Meet your customers’ expectations whilst your business is out of control.
Why being in control is not the same as being within specification
Session 4: Make better decisions with less data.
Why your method of sampling can increase your margin of error
Session 5: Show that your product is the best by going to prison.
How to use hypothesis testing to prove your claims
Session 6: Lies, damned lies, statistics & media stories.
How to misuse correlation and create public scares
Session 7: Make a quantum leap in your productivity with Microsoft Excel’s best kept secret.
A secret that many statisticians are not aware of but has yet to be beaten!
Booking a course.
To book a training course, call 01225 489033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On occasion, we will run 1 or more of our standard courses as a public course available to all. These take place throughout the year in the beautiful city of Bath. Discounts are available for people booking more than 1 day. See our list of scheduled training courses available to book online now.
If you regard yourself as a "Producer" of statistics, then this course may be more appropriate.