Survival Analysis
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

Target audience

Postgraduate Research Students & Research Staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. If you are a postgraduate research student or researcher from a different faculty you must email mhsgc@nottingham.ac.uk to discuss relevance and eligibility to attend this course with the convenor.

This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans Training Programme, which are convened by Researcher Academy.

Pre-requisites
The course involves practical application in either SPSS or STATA (not both); attendees should have a good working knowledge of basic statistics and of either SPSS or STATA.

All participants must email the MHS Graduate Centre, who convene this course, to confirm that they have have a working knowledge of the programme (SPSS or STATA) of choice. If you do not confirm, your booking will be cancelled and place allocated to someone else. Email mhsgc@nottingham.ac.uk with subject field ‘Survival analysis (MHSSAS)’ to confirm as soon as possible and no later than 2 weeks prior to the course date.

Process

Practical workshop in a computer room using example datasets.

Course Description

Survival analysis is used when our data is about the time taken for some event to occur, for example the time from surgery until death. This course covers the descriptive analysis of such data as well as the regression methods used to adjust for confounders.
The course involves practical application in either SPSS or Stata; attendees should have a good working knowledge of basic statistics and of either SPSS or Stata.

Learning outcomes

• Understand the nature of survival data
• Know how to use SPSS or Stata to do basic descriptive analysis and graphical presentations of survival data
• Know how to carry out basic tests for comparisons of survival data
• Understand how to build and interpret the output from a Cox regression model

Related courses
M&HS Faculty Training Programme/N-trans

• Introduction to SPSS (online)

Introduction to Stata (online)

• Introduction to statistics with SPSS
• Regression analyses in SPSS
• Epidemiological study design

Researcher Academy Researcher Development Programme

• Introduction to quantitative research
• Introduction to qualitative research
• Statistical test advisor (an online tool)
• Introduction to Research Data Management

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing pg-training@nottingham.ac.uk. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

Please note, there are online versions of this course. To view the online courses description, visit the following links -
Survival Analysis with SPSS - https://training.nottingham.ac.uk/Guests/GuestCourse.aspx?CourseRef=MHSSAPW&dates=
Survival Analysis with STATA - https://training.nottingham.ac.uk/Guests/GuestCourse.aspx?CourseRef=MHSSATW&dates=

Pre-Requisites

PRE-REQUISITES

The course involves practical application in either SPSS or STATA (not both); attendees should have a good working knowledge of basic statistics and of either SPSS or STATA.

The University now holds a site-wide licence for Stata and for SPSS. Both software can be accessed when networked to the University network.

All participants must email the Graduate Centre, who convene this course, to confirm that they have have a working knowledge of the programme (SPSS or STATA) of choice. If you do not confirm, your booking will be cancelled and place allocated to someone else. Email mhsgc@nottingham.ac.uk with subject field ‘Survival analysis (MHSSAS)’ to confirm as soon as possible and no later than 2 weeks prior to the course date

 

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