This course has been designed with Bibliometric, Library and Research Office staff in mind for whom bibliometrics is now a part of their role, but who have had little or no statistics training. In one intensive day, the course aims to introduce a set of statistical approaches that can be incorporated into common bibliometric analyses to help with the responsible interpretation of those analyses. Delegates will have hands-on statistical practice using the open source software package ‘R’. No prior experience with R is necessary. While an overview of basic statistical concepts will be provided, please bear in mind that this course is not intended as a traditional introduction to statistics. Instead, the focus is very much on using statistics specifically in a bibliometric context—and a lot of that is not about using the statistics you would learn in most introductory courses, hence the reason we are running our own bespoke course for the community! The event will be free in return for detailed feedback about the course to help inform its development. The course is being co-taught by Mike Thelwall, Ian Rowlands, and Abigail McBirnie.