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Basic Statistics

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This is a refresher course for PhD candidates. The level is that of a second course in Statistics. We will refresh basic knowledge of Probability, Statistical Inference (Estimation and Testing), t-tests, simple cases of Regression and ANOVA, Experimental Design, Non-parametric Tests, and Chi-square Tests. Some time is reserved to discuss statistical problems of the participants.

  • Day 1: Getting acquainted with R, descriptive statistics, probability calculus, sampling distributions, confidence interval for population mean
  • Day 2: One-sample t-test, 2-independent-samples + paired t-test, one-way ANOVA, non-parametric tests
  • Day 3: Experimental design, power, sample size, two-way ANOVA, simple linear regression
  • Day 4: Simple linear regression, multiple linear regression
  • Day 5: ANOVA / general linear models, optionally: discussion your own data problems
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General information
Target Group The course is aimed at PhD candidates, postdocs, and other academics that that want to gain or refresh knowledge of basis statistics, primarily using R
Group Size Min. 15 / Max. 24 participants
Course duration 5 days
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence Twice a year (Summer, Winter)
Number of credits 1.5 ECTS
Lecturers Dr. Evert Jan Bakker (Biometris, Wageningen University) and Dr. Gerrit Gort (Biometris, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge is assumed
Location Wageningen University Campus
Options for accommodation Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner at Wageningen Campus.


Fees 1

Generally, the following fees apply for this course, but note that the actual fees may be somewhat different for the next edition of this course.

PhD candidates of PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS €    185,- €    235,-
a) All other PhD candidates
b) Postdocs and staff of PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS
€    410,- €    460,-
All others €    595,- €    645,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation (NB: options for accommodation are given above)
2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS AT LEAST 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE

More information

Dr. Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116

Dr. Lennart Suselbeek (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426


At this moment, this course is not scheduled yet. However, if you register your interest in this activity below, we will inform you as soon as the course is scheduled and registration of participation is opened.