Short Courses in Statistics

Our scheduled short courses are below.  We are also able to run these courses for your organisation at a mutually convenient date/time, or design bespoke courses around your particular requirements. Please email for further details.

See also other professional development courses run by Hertfordshire Business School.

How to apply

Please click on the links below to the relevant courses and follow the instructions to apply online. If you are unable to pay by card and require an invoice, please email

Introductory Courses in Statistics and R

Course TitleDurationCostDates
Getting Started with Stats (online) 1 day TBA TBA
Introduction to R for Life and Social Sciences (online) 2 days TBA TBA
Getting to Know R (online) 1 day TBA TBA

Courses in Designing and Analysing Surveys

Course TitleDurationCostDates
Survey Design and Analysis (online) 2 days TBA TBA
Questionnaire Design and Sample Selection (online) 0.5 days TBA TBA
Sample Size and Power 0.5 days TBA Please email for dates

Courses in Statistical Data Analysis

Course TitleDurationCostDates
Survey Design and Analysis (online) 2 days TBA TBA
Data Analysis in R (online) 1 day TBA TBA
Introduction to Excel (online) 0.5 days TBA TBA
Advanced Excel for Data Management and Analysis (online) 0.5 days TBA TBA
Comparing Groups 1 day TBA Please email for dates
Relationships in Data 1 day TBA Please email for dates
Essential Topics in Multivariate Data Analysis 2 days TBA Please email for dates
Advanced Data Modelling 2 days TBA Please email for dates

Bespoke Courses

We are able to design and deliver bespoke courses for organisations, adapting existing courses or creating new ones. Examples of the topics we are able to cover are given below but many more are possible. Please email for more details.

  • Summary statistics (measures of location; measures of variance; confidence intervals; …)
  • Presentation of data (tables; graphs and charts)
  • Data literacy (data quality and limitations; appropriate interpretation of results; …)
  • Survey Design (sample size; power; questionnaire design)
  • Statistical software (R; SPSS; Excel; SAS; Statistica; G*Power; Minitab; …)
  • Classical Hypothesis Testing (t-tests; ANOVA; Chi-square; non-parametric tests; …)
  • Measures of Association (Pearson's correlation; Spearman's correlation; Cramer's V; …)
  • Linear Regression (simple linear regression; multiple regression; variable selection; …)
  • Multivariate methods (cluster analysis; correspondence analysis; discriminant analysis; factor analysis; …)
  • Analysis of Variance methods (ANOVA; ANCOVA; MANOVA; …)
  • Generalised linear modelling (binary logistic; multinomial; …)

Accommodation for short courses taking place in-person in Hatfield

It is not possible to book bed and breakfast accommodation at the University. However, local places to stay are listed below. It is possible that a discount may be offered if you say you are attending a University event.

  • Premier Inn (0333 003 1698)
  • Mercure Hatfield Oak (+44 (0)1707 275701)
  • Travelodge Hatfield Central (0871 984 6316)