Analyzing Data for Beginners

An Online Course for Supervisors, Histotech, and Managers Involved in Laboratory Decision Maing

 Start Date - End Date

December 06, 2022 - December 07, 2022

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Data for Beginners is designed for individuals who are seeking to better understand how to use the data available to them in their labs to make business decisions. This series will cover how to process data and create basic statistical measures (mean, median ,mode) so that data can be used to make informed decisions and answer questions. Day 1 will explore how data fits into the evaluation process, the types of data available, create observations, and explore why the use of mean, median, and mode matters. Day 2 will utilize sample data for the Day 1 session to visualize it for an audience using Excel and PowerPoint so that the data you gathered can be interpreted to make business decisions.

The course consists of two live interactive sessions conducted via Zoom. Instructors will utilize chat, polling and break out rooms. Each participant attending the course will earn 3 CEUs.

Course Sessions Include:

  • 12/6, 1pm - 2:30pm ET: Basic Data Analysis
  • 12/7, 1pm ET - 2:30pm ET: Visualizing Data

Click Functions on the left for complete course abstracts.

Course Faculty

Sara Eglitis, BA,BS,MS, QIHC(ASCP)

Sara Eglitis, BA, BS, MS, QIHC, is a scientist and regulatory affairs professional with experience supporting preclinical and clinical development projects. During her professional career in the biotechnology field, she has been in drug development, medical device, and contract research organizations as a laboratory assistant, research associate, scientist, laboratory director, and regulatory affairs associate. Specialized in immunohistochemistry (IHC) and particularly interested in its application as a screening tool and safety indicator.

Connie Wildeman, M.P.A.

Connie Wildeman is the Director of Education with National Society for Histotechnology. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on data analysis from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her teaching philosophy is “to teach is to learn twice,” and she has strong commitment to statistical measure of mode - which she hopes you will share after attending this training. She has over 10 years in adult and K-12 education. She has worked as a professional development and curriculum specialist and has been a classroom teacher in public institutions, government, and associations.

Registration Fees

NSH Ehanced Member: $59.00
NSH Core Member: $69.00
Non Members: $99.00

Any questions please contact the NSH Office, 443-535-4060 or

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Enhanced Education Member $59.00
Member Price $69.00
Non Member Price $99.00

Available Functions

  Basic Data Analysis
By the end of this session participants will be able to: classify different types of data; describe data; calculate basic statistical measures (mean, median, mode); and select appropriate statistical measures (mean, median, mode) when preparing data for interpretation.
  Visualizing Data for Interpretation
Day 2 of this series will use the data you worked with during Day 1 to provide you the functional skills needed to visualize the data in Excel and PowerPoint. In Excel, raw data, both numerical and text-based will be filtered and formatted to best summarize the results. In Word, a narrative will be written and formatted to highlight and describe the data. In PowerPoint, the results will be showcased to present to those who will be interpreting the data. Participants need to have basic knowledge (such as creating new files, data entry, and saving to a designated folder) of the programs used in the session as we will be covering intermediate to advanced features.


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How Does It Work?

What do I need to participate?
We will be using Zoom to host the course. If you do not already have the zoom desktop app installed, you can download and install it here: The course will be interactive utilizing chat and breakout rooms. Please plan to be on camera and participate. All sessions will take place at 1:00pm EST.

Do Sessions Qualify for Continuing Education?
Attendees receive three point five (3.5) CEUs for participation in the course.

Travel Info

No travel needed. NSH online courses can be streamed from your lab or office anywhere in the world!

Please note you may not use the purchased login information for multiple registrants. Only the registrant may use the login for the live event. If you have additional coworkers interested in the course, they must register.