Understanding statistics is essential for health science researchers. Unfortunately, understanding statistics isn’t always easy.

The following 6-part statistical video series was created specifically for students enrolled in the BCCHR Summer Student Research Program. The videos and resources are intended to make learning accessible and provide an introduction to statistical terms and concepts regardless of background and experience. No prior knowledge of statistics is required. 

These short on-demand videos have been designed for flexibility, so videos can be watched on your own time. Content has been created to build on knowledge, so we recommend you watch videos 1-5 in numerical order. Video 6 is not part of the series and can be viewed at any point.  

The BCCHR Statistical Video Series was made possible due to the generous support of the University of British Columbia and the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). 

This series content was created in summer 2021 by our team of graduate student subject matter experts:

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Video 1: Introduction to Statistics

Learn more about the basic foundations of statistics including the normal distribution, hypothesis testing and types of analysis. Length – 23 minutes
 

Content creators: 

  • Content design: Alysha Deslippe
  • Editing: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Formatting: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Jimmy Lopez
Video 2: Data Structures and Statistical Tests

Discover the different types of data, how to identify dependent vs. independent variables as well as the difference between parametric and non-parametric tests. Length – 24 minutes
 


Content creators: 

  • Content design: Nikita Telkar
  • Editing: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Formatting: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Jimmy Lopez
Video 3: Descriptive Statistical Tests

Explore the common types of bi-variate analysis. Learn more about parametric tests (with brief mention of their non-parametric alternatives) and basic descriptive summary statistic techniques. Length – 36 minutes
 


Content creators: 

  • Content design: Jimmy Lopez
  • Editing: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Formatting: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Jimmy Lopez
Video 4: Regression Models

Learn more about predictive modelling techniques including regression (linear and logistic). Length – 30 minutes
 


Content creators: 

  • Content design: Deema Alhusari
  • Editing: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Formatting: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Jimmy Lopez
Video 5: R Tutorial

Explore RStudio and how to conduct statistical tests discussed in Video 3: Descriptive Statistical Tests & Video 4: Regression Models. Length – 33 minutes 

Before you begin, please download this ZIP folder containing the following resources: 
BCCHR Dataset, BCCHR Dataset Info, BCCHR R Tutorial and BCCHR R Tutorial Blank.
 


Content creators: 

  • Content design: Nikita Telkar
  • Editing: Nikita Telkar
  • Formatting: Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Nikita Telkar
Video 6: Qualitative Analysis

Study the purpose and methods behind qualitative analysis. Please note this video is not part of the larger series. It can be viewed separately. Length – 18 minutes
 


Content creators: 

  • Content design: Alysha Deslippe
  • Editing: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Formatting: Deema Alhusari, Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar
  • Copy Editing: Alysha Deslippe, Nikita Telkar, Jimmy Lopez
  • Recording: Jimmy Lopez

Course Assessment

Thank you for watching the statistical video series. To improve this, and future open-access student resources, we would like your feedback. 

Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the series evaluation. Your feedback will be kept confidential and not used for any other purpose.

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