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Webinar 2: “Introduction to Jamovi statistical package for Medical Statistics”

This 2-hour lecture is a gentle introduction to Jamovi Desktop statistical package. Jamovi is a free, user-friendly alternative to expensive statistical software such as SPSS. For those already familiar with SPSS it will be extremely easy to transfer to Jamovi as the layout of the GUI is similar. Jamovi Desktop is an R-based statistical package that anyone can freely download and install on their personal laptop and start using immediately. It offers all the common functionalities and graphical capabilities offered by SPSS with some additional graphs based on R programming language. Jamovi can produce the R code of the functions used and can help students transition more easily to the advanced programming capabilities of the language if they decide to do so.

The lecture will provide an overview of the installation process and a summary of the most common statistical tests used in Medical statistics such as normality tests, T-tests, ANOVA’s, regressions and correlations. In addition commonly used functions such as variable calculation and analysis of selected cases will also be presented. The lecture will present only the Graphical User Interphase (GUI) and will not include any programming in R.


Dr. Manos Stefanakis
Assistant Professor
School of Life and Health Sciences

Manos Stefanakis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia and a practicing physiotherapist specializing in Musculoskeletal and Sports physiotherapy. He is also the coordinator of the Master in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and the PhD in Physiotherapy at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from Greece, a Master in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Australia and a PhD in Anatomy (Spinal Biomechanics) from the University of Bristol in the U.K. His research was awarded two international awards from the International Society For the Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), including the best journal article on Biomechanics in 2014. He has received a scholarship from the British Orthopedic Research Society and he has taken part in four European programs as a local coordinator for Cyprus.

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