Nonparametric Statistics

Course Date:

Registration Period:

8 hours / 1 day

9:00am to 6:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F)

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

Applicants/EligibilityTotal fees (incl. GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$95.59
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$253.59
Singapore Permanent Residents$253.59
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents2$95.59
Full Course Fee$845.30
Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
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Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

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)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

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

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