Statistics I: Basic statistics, 4 hp

The Ph.D. course will be given in Uppsala 7 - 31 October 2019.

Prerequisites: None

The objective of the course is to give an introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference. On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply basic probability concepts and statistical principles and formulate a problem in statistical terms
  • describe common statistical methods including conditions and assumptions
  • select an appropriate statistical method for a given problem
  • carry out a basic statistical analysis in the statistical software R or SAS
  • interpret and evaluate results correctly and draw reasonable conclusions
  • clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions

The course is built on lectures and computer exercises. The main components are as follows:

  • Descriptive statistics.
  • Basic probability theory.
  • Probability distributions. 
  • Statistical inference of means and proportions, one and two samples.
  • Nonparametric methods.
  • Analysis of frequency data.
Time: 2019-10-07 - 2019-10-31
City: Uppsala
Last signup date: 11 September 2019
Additional info:

Applications are to be sent by e-mail to Claudia.von.Bromssen@slu.se and should contain the following information: 

Name of applicant • Personal identification number (personnummer) • Academic affiliation.



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