Understanding quantitative analysis

The day will cover an introduction to quantitative research methods and explore the practicalities of conducting quantitative research. The session will focus on a review of different quantitative analysis methods, for example, t-tests, ANOVA, MANOVA and Regression analysis.  The session will then introduce (or review where applicable) more advanced quantitative techniques such as Multiple Regression, Factor analysis, Path Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling and Meta-Analysis. The session will include discussions of some of the pragmatics and practicalities of conducting quantitative research and analysis.


09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends


This workshop is intended for those needing a refresher or introduction to key features of quantitative research and analysis and a review of some of the advanced quantitative analysis approaches.  

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • Understand the general principles of a quantitative approach
  • Understand the key principles of  each quantitative approach
  • Understand the essential criteria for carrying out quantitative analysis
  • Be aware of the specific practicalities of carrying out quantitative research and analysis
  • Have an understanding of the interpretation and implications of the findings.

Facilitator: Dr Kate E Nicholls MBPsS

Dr Nicholls regularly delivers research methods training and supervision as part of her work on a variety of Cert HE, Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses. She now primarily works at Birkbeck, University of London, but has delivered teaching and training for a variety of academic institutions. She has been running research methods CPD workshops for trainee/research active Forensic Psychologists since 2007.

Booking information


  • DFP Members: £31
  • Society Members: £62
  • Non Members: £93

How to book:

This event is now fully booked. Please click on register now to register your interest on the wait list.

Fri, 29/11/2013 (All day)
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Division of Forensic Psychology & BPS Learning Centre