3 Oct
28 Oct


Statistics I: Basic statistics, 4 hp

The Ph.D. course will be given in Uppsala 3- 28 October 2022.

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
  • 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: 2022-10-03 - 2022-10-28
City: Uppsala
Last signup date: 9 September 2022
Additional info:

Link to application


Course leader: Claudia von Brömssen

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