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Training and resources

This page is updated regularly. Please email with any further training and resources suggestions.

Short courses (internal)

Practical Course in Health Research Methods is currently delivered by the Department of General Practice and the Division of Population Health Sciences twice a year. 

In the near future, additional health research training courses and short videos will become available.

Other resources (internal)

Short courses (external)


United Kingdom

The UK National Centre for Research Methods maintains a database of all research methods training courses in the UK, including training offered by:

Online courses (external)

Recommended online courses as of October 2017. Please note that it is possible to audit many of these courses without charge.

Introductory statistics

Intermediate statistics


Data management

Reproducible research

Survey methodology

Clinical trials

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Design of experiments

Causal inference

Qualitative research

Other resources (external)



GraphPad Prism

Medical statistics

Sample size calculation

  • GLIMMPSE – an open-source, online, guided tool for calculating sample size for designs with normally distributed outcomes including ANOVA, ANCOVA, repeated measures ANOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA.

Reporting guidelines

  • EQUATOR Network – a comprehensive database of study reporting guidelines for health research

Design and analysis of animal experiments


Qualitative data analysis

Statistical online magazines and blogs