Short Courses in Statistics

As well as the scheduled courses below, we are able to run these or design bespoke courses for your organisation at a mutually convenient date/time. 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 1 day £199 Wednesday 10th June 2020
Introduction to R for Life and Social Sciences 2 days £319 Tuesday/Wednesday 7th/8th July 2020
Getting to Know R 1 day £199 Tuesday 7th July 2020

Courses in Designing and Analysing Surveys

Course TitleDurationCostDates
Survey Design and Analysis 2 days £319 Tuesday/Wednesday 23rd/24th June 2020
Survey Design 1 day £199 Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Survey Analysis 1 day £199 Wednesday 24th June 2020
Questionnaire Design and Sample Selection 0.5 days TBA Autumn 2020
Sample Size and Power 0.5 days TBA Autumn 2020

Courses in Statistical Data Analysis

Course TitleDurationCostDates
Survey Design and Analysis 2 days £319 Tuesday/Wednesday 23rd/24th June 2020
Data Analysis in R 1 day £199 Wednesday 8th July 2020
Comparing Groups 1 day £199 Thursday 12th March 2020
Relationships in Data 1 day TBA Autumn 2020
Essential Topics in Multivariate Data Analysis 2 days TBAPlease email for dates
Advanced Data Modelling 2 days TBAPlease 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.

  • Introductory statistics (measures of location; measures of variance; confidence intervals; …)
  • Survey Design (sample size; power; questionnaire design)
  • Presentation of data (summary statistics; graphs and charts)
  • 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

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.

  • Beales Hotel (+44 (0)1707 288500)
  • Premier Inn (0333 003 1698)
  • Mercure Hatfield Oak (+44 (0)1707 275701)
  • Travelodge Hatfield Central (0871 984 6316)