Nonparametric Statistics

Course Date:
30 -31 Jan 2019

Registration Period:
25 Jan 2019

8 hours / 1 day

9am – 6pm, Wednesday & Thursday

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective

This course aims to equip participants with essential understanding of the main statistical concepts in nonparametric statistics. The course helps participants to appreciate and understand a broad spectrum of concepts and techniques used in nonparametric statistical analyses.

Course Outline

Course Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn statistical analysis techniques designed for nonparametric data, apply and interpret such techniques and the associated outcomes. The course will cover rank-based methods to test hypotheses on i) the single sample problem, ii) the two-independent sample problem, iii) the paired sample problem, iv) comparison of more than two treatment procedures and v) randomised complete block designs. The learning will be aided with hands-on sessions, where the participants will apply the skills learnt on datasets, which may not assume parametric structures.

Throughout the course, the participants will use Minitab (Version 18) as the software base to apply the concepts learnt to analyse data.

Course Content & Structure

One Sample problem
•  Sign Test
•  Wilcoxon’s Signed Rank Test

Paired Sample Problem
•  Sign Test
•  Wicoxon’s Signed Rank Test

Two Independent Sample Problem
•   Mann-Whitney Test
•   Siegel-Tukey Test
•   Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test

One-Way Comparison of More than Two Treatments (Like a One Way ANOVA)
•     Kruskal-Wallis Test
•     Mood’s Median Test

Randomized Complete Blocks
•     Friedman Test
•     McNemar Test

Suitable for

The targeted job roles are:
• Health Science/Clinical Scientists and Researchers
• Business Analyst

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Learners must be good in elementary mathematics and are working in environments where large amount of data are collected and required to be analysed.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
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c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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