Statistics for non-statisticians: a workshop for research students Event as iCalendar

(New Zealand Asia Institute)

22 November 2018

10am - 1pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Room 317, Level 3, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, 1010

China Studies Centre seminar

This event will be followed by a light lunch.

China Studies Centre invites you to attend a seminar to promote the understanding of statistical information for non-statisticians, led by Dr Benjamin Fath, senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Management in the Business School.

In this session, we will examine published academic articles to help demystify the information contained in regression tables. We will do so without falling back to equations and mathematics commonly used in research by focusing on the meaning of regression results rather than the mechanics of obtaining them.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How to understand many academic papers by reading the regression table
  • How regression analysis works and why it is so commonly used in research
  • The common limitations of regressions

About Dr Benjamin Fath:

Dr Benjamin Fath has been centrally involved in two large scale research projects of the Institute, namely Business Engagement with Asia (BEA) and Growing New Zealand Businesses (GNZB), of which he is the project manager. His research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship and SME growth.



For more information or to be put on a wait list, email Dinah Towle at