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Understanding your information: An introduction to summary statistics


To introduce you to some top tips, tools and resources to help you summarise data and provide easy to understand statistics.

This course is intentionally introductory in its approach, as it is aimed at a beginner audience. No previous knowledge of data or statistics is assumed or required.


Looking at a dataset for the first time can feel overwhelming, no matter how big or small. Summary statistics can help you to quickly and easily make sense of your data by simplifying the key trends. For example, taking an average can help you to understand what your data looks like.

Summary statistics are often used to investigate and describe data before going on to do more advanced analysis. They are the building blocks of most quantitative research.

Our training course gives practical advice and guidance to help you understand how to summarise your data into easy-to-digest statistics.


By the end of the course you will understand:

  • how to interpret summary statistics
  • the most common statistical measures
  • how they can be calculated and when they should be used.
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89% of attendees would recommend this training to a colleague

“Well structured and thoroughly explained with clear examples of each topic covered.”
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Courses last about 2.5 hours and cost £50 plus VAT per participant. To book a place on this course please visit TicketSource to see our available dates and times.

We can also provide training courses specifically for your organisation. We normally limit numbers to 15 but we can provide training at a time and date that suits you for up to 20 delegates. The cost is:

  • Non local government - £750 plus VAT
  • Welsh local authorities - £600 plus VAT

Need further information?


If you’d like further information about this course, then please contact Róisín Roberts. Róisín is our Data Insight and Engagement officer. She supports our engagement and improvement work. She also leads our capacity building work programme.

029 2090 9599